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World hunger again on the rise driven by conflict and climate change
 - 15/09/2017 - After steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger is on the rise again, affecting 815 million people in 2016, or 11 per cent of the global population, says a ...read more

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Famine declared in parts of South Sudan
 - 20/02/2017 - War and a collapsing economy have left some 100,000 people facing starvation in parts of South Sudan where famine was declared today, three UN agencies warned. A further 1 million ...read more
Urgent assistance needed to prevent a catastrophe in Yemen as food crisis worsens
 - 10/02/2017 - The number of food insecure people in Yemen has risen by 3 million in seven months, with an estimated 17.1 million people now struggling to feed themselves, according to a ...read more
The productive transfers /CASH+ approach in the Sahel: empowering women in southern Mauritania
 - 10/02/2017 - In southern Mauritania, it is about one PM when Nejiha returns from the Monguél village market. Her eldest daughter is busy preparing lunch under the khaïma, while her brothers play ...read more
Revitalizing local trade in Abyei
 - 09/02/2017 - With Abyei’s farming, markets and distribution networks severely disrupted due to inter-communal conflict, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) strives to reactivate the local food economy dominated by ...read more
Emergency fertilizer distributions help conflict-affected Iraqi farmers increase wheat production
 - 08/02/2017 - More than 2 000 farmers affected by conflict in Iraq have received 750 tonnes of fertilizer from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to increase production of their winter ...read more
Emergency project boosts nutrition for vulnerable Pe Pin Yin villagers in Myanmar’s Rakhine State
 - 07/02/2017 - Relative to the rest of Myanmar, Rakhine State not only has the highest level of poverty in the country but also suffers from excessive rates of malnutrition. Almost 50 percent of the ...read more
FAO is committed to assisting drought-hit communities in Ethiopia
 - 06/02/2017 - Livestock are central to the livelihoods of the millions of pastoralists and agropastoralists living in southern and southeastern areas of Ethiopia, who now face the serious effects of a long ...read more
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