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Rohingya refugee crisis
 - 16/11/2017 - More than 830 000 Rohingya refugees are sheltering in Bangladesh, having escaped violence and persecution in Myanmar. This includes more than 618 000 people, the vast majority women and children, ...read more

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Food insecurity strains deepen amid civil conflict and drought
 - 08/06/2017 - Large agricultural harvests in some regions of the world are buoying global food supply conditions, but protracted fighting and unrest are increasing the ranks of the displaced and hungry elsewhere, ...read more
FAO makes massive strides in famine prevention programme in Somalia
 - 06/06/2017 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is pushing forward with a massive campaign that has so far treated more than 12 million animals in less than ...read more
Ethiopia intensifies efforts to battle the Fall Armyworm
 - 30/05/2017 - In collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and other development partners, the Government of Ethiopia has intensified efforts to protect major maize growing areas ...read more
FAO updates SADC Ministers on fall armyworm and locust invasion
 - 26/05/2017 - Preliminary assessments, conducted between mid-February and end of April 2017, have shown that approximately 356 000 hectares of crops were affected by the fall armyworm infestation in seven reporting Southern ...read more
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
FAO and WFP heads visit famine-stricken South Sudan
 - 24/05/2017 - All parties to the conflict in South Sudan must cease violence and work together to ensure that food and other lifesaving support can reach people to end famine and severe hunger, the ...read more
Small-scale farmers in Peru supported to recover from damages triggered by El Niño
 - 18/05/2017 - FAO is working with the government of Peru to assist some 7,000 mostly small-scale farmers restore their capacity to produce crops and feed their families in the wake of heavy rains, floods and landslides that hit ...read more
As food crises deepen we must step up our efforts to prevent and tackle famine
 - 18/05/2017 - Governments, civic groups and businesses need to rally support for both immediate relief to people in countries at risk of famine and longer-term initiatives that will allow them to recover ...read more
The Garden Toothbrush
 - 08/05/2017 - African eggplant lives up to its name: as it grows it bears white, oval-shaped fruits that look just like eggs before they ripen and turn green. It is one of ...read more
UN food agencies call for swift action to prevent the spread of famine
 - 02/05/2017 - The leaders of the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have called on the international community to urgently step up action to prevent ...read more