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Empowering South Sudanese refugees and host communities
 - 25/05/2017 - In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, nearly 8 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection (Humanitarian Response Plan, OCHA, January 2017) and 6 million are food ...read more

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Fall armyworm outbreak a blow to prospects of recovery for southern Africa
 - 03/02/2017 - A fall armyworm outbreak, the first emergence of the pest in southern Africa, is causing considerable crop damage in some countries. If the pest damage aggravates, it could dampen prospects ...read more
Risk of famine increasing in Somalia as almost 3 million people face crisis and emergency food insecurity
 - 02/02/2017 - The effects of drought continue to deepen across Somalia, where half the population – 6.2 million people – now face acute food insecurity. In particular, the population facing crisis or emergency (IPC Phases ...read more
FAO and WFP working together to build farmers’ resilience in Bahr el-Ghazal - South Sudan
 - 01/02/2017 - It’s 5 o’clock in the afternoon as the smouldering heat of the day begins to ease, and a determined, active woman named Abung Koch is bustling back and forth in ...read more
FAO helps rebuild farming livelihoods in Myanmar’s conflict areas
 - 30/01/2017 - U Maung Chay, a 48-year-old farmer and father of six, lives in one of the poorest, conflict-prone areas of Myanmar - Rakhine State. He is a member of the Muslim ...read more
Iraq conflict – FAO’s livelihoods support for farmers and herders
 - 25/01/2017 - As the conflict in northern Iraq escalated in 2016, Karina Coates was deployed by FAO’s standby partner RedR Australia to the Erbil office to support FAO’s emergency agriculture and livelihoods ...read more
Taking Malawi farmers a step closer to recovery
 - 21/01/2017 - In 2016, following El Niño-induced drought, Wilson Milambo, 46, from Zomba was unable to produce enough food for his family of eight children and a wife. “For over six months, ...read more
Belgium contributes €14 million to support response and resilience to disasters and crises
 - 19/01/2017 - Belgium, a long-time supporter of FAO's work in emergencies, has deepened its commitment to protecting agriculture in countries struck by disaster with a €14-million contribution. This boosts FAO and its ...read more
Saving lives in the IGAD region: early action to prevent a food insecurity catastrophe
 - 18/01/2017 - About 12 million people across Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are facing food and livelihoods insecurity, as farming families struggle with the knock-on effects of multiple droughts. Failed rains, rising debt, ...read more
Emerging drought threatens pastoralist livelihoods in southern Ethiopia
 - 17/01/2017 - New drought across swathes of southern Ethiopia may jeopardize the East African nation's restoration of food security after the worst agricultural seasons in decades unless urgent efforts are made to ...read more
EU provides FAO with funds to address deteriorating food security situation in Yemen
 - 11/01/2017 - With 14 million people food insecure in strife-torn Yemen, the European Union (EU) has committed 12 million euros in support of FAO's efforts to tackle rising hunger. EU funds will ...read more