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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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Global crop prospects benign, but hunger intensifies in areas suffering from conflict
 - 09/03/2016 - Thirty-four countries, including 27 in Africa, are currently in need of external assistance for food due to drought, flooding and civil conflicts, according to a new edition of FAO's Crop ...read more
38 Water User Associations strengthened to respond to the water crisis and protect farmers’ livelihoods in Sana’a basin
 - 08/03/2016 - Despite the ongoing conflict, 38 Water User Associations (WUAs) are strengthened in Bani Huwa, Zahr Al Ghayl, Hamdan and Ghayman Sana’a sub-basins, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and ...read more
FAO begins activities under the EU joint programme for enhancing resilience and self-reliance in crisis affected Yemeni communities (ERRY)
 - 07/03/2016 - The three-year EU-supported joint programme entitled “Enhancing Rural Resilience in Yemen” (ERRY) was signed 15th December 2015 by the European Delegation, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) the United Nations ...read more
Ethiopian farmers need urgent assistance to feed country caught in major drought
 - 07/03/2016 - Timely agricultural assistance for the upcoming rainy season is essential to help the drought-affected people of Ethiopia, as one of the strongest El Niño events on record continues to have ...read more
FAO appeals for USD 25 million against the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan for 2016
 - 06/03/2016 - FAO requests urgent donor support for life-saving interventions to reach the most affected and most vulnerable populations, to protect their livelihoods and to build their resilience to shock, against the ...read more
Yemen Food Security Update - January 2016
 - 05/03/2016 - Yemen is once again stepping into rampant and dire food insecurity after one-year of the escalated conflict, civil insecurity, poor crop harvest and disruptions of markets and trade activities, reports ...read more
How fuel-efficient stoves improve food security and gender equality in countries affected by crises
 - 03/03/2016 - Fuelwood is the main source of energy for the vast majority of people in developing countries and in particular in the Darfur region of Sudan. Access to and availability of ...read more
For families in Central African Republic, food situation dire
 - 01/03/2016 - Three years of conflict and ongoing displacements in the Central African Republic (CAR) continue to disrupt agriculture and severely constrain people’s access to food, as they struggle with the effects ...read more
Southern Africa: urgent measures needed to address El Niño impact
 - 29/02/2016 - Countries in the Southern African Development Community need to urgently implement a set of agreed-upon measures  to mitigate the effects of El Nino. A strong El Niño has seen the ...read more
Pesticide storage and processing of empty drums in Madagascar (in FRENCH)
 - 26/02/2016 - Les travaux de construction d’un magasin central de stockage de pesticides et de traitement de fûts vides ont démarré à Madagascar. L’inauguration a eu lieu dans la Commune Rurale de Betsinjaka, ...read more