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FAO Emergencies Director assesses the scale of the drought and response in Afar Region, Ethiopia
 - 11/10/2016 - In less than a year, Holo Molo has lost more than a third of his livestock. The father of 14 living in the chronically drought-prone woreda of Elidar, Afar Region ...read more

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Rebuilding resilient communities after conflict and disaster in northern Rakhine
 - 12/05/2016 - Daw Thein Shwe’s house in Taung Ywar Ward appears to be leaning. The roof is patched together with tarpaulin and bamboo and slopes precariously over the single-storey structure. It looks ...read more
Sowing seeds for change in the Central African Republic - INFOGRAPHIC
 - 07/05/2016 - Nearly 1 million people are still displaced inside CAR or seeking refuge in neighbouring countries. The number of hungry people has doubled in 1 year, as conflict and insecurity have ...read more
Creating livelihood opportunities in conflict-affected communities in Rakhine
 - 06/05/2016 - Life as a widow in Warcha village, Rakhine State is not easy. An Bira Hatu says she cannot afford the cost (around USD25 per month per child) of sending her ...read more
Planting seeds of hope in the Central African Republic
 - 03/05/2016 - Three years of conflict have left a heavy toll on the people of the Central African Republic. Nearly one million people are still uprooted. Half of the population faces hunger. ...read more
UN agencies welcome Japan’s generous contributions to development and humanitarian activities in Myanmar
 - 03/05/2016 - The four agencies – the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the United Nations World ...read more
Launch of the Platform of analysis and measurement of population resilience in the Sahel and West Africa
 - 02/05/2016 - The Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS), with the technical and financial support of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), has launched ...read more
FAO-IGAD renew drought resilience partnership programme
 - 29/04/2016 - FAO Sub-Regional Office for East Africa and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) have signed a partnership agreement to coordinate cross-border efforts on animal health, trade and natural resources management ...read more
Urgent action needed to help Ethiopia’s farmers produce food in main cropping season
 - 29/04/2016 - With just six weeks left before the start of the main cropping season in Ethiopia, FAO is calling for urgent funding to help farmers sow their fields and prevent drought-hit ...read more
Continued spread of Peste des Petits Ruminants bolsters case for eradication
 - 28/04/2016 - A devastating livestock disease is continuing to extend its global reach and is now present in 76 countries. Georgia recently reported its first-ever case of Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR), ...read more
North Korea’s food production falls for first time since 2010 as water scarcity hits agricultural sector
 - 27/04/2016 - North Korea's total food production - including cereals, soybeans and potatoes in cereal equivalent - is estimated to have fallen in 2015, the first drop since 2010, and is expected ...read more