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Hunger and lack of rural development at the basis of the Lake Chad Basin crisis
 - 11/04/2017 - The crisis afflicting the strife-torn Lake Chad Basin is rooted in decades of neglect, lack of rural development and the impact of climate change, and the only way to ensure ...read more

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FAO Director-General meets Chad’s Prime Minister to discuss critical role of agriculture
 - 07/04/2017 - FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva this week undertook his first ever official visit to Chad as part of urgent efforts to draw the attention of the international community on ...read more
FAO Director-General emphasizes importance of coming planting season to tackle hunger during his visit to northeastern Nigeria
 - 07/04/2017 - It is imperative to immediately ramp up humanitarian assistance to hunger-threatened rural communities in the strife-torn Lake Chad Basin region, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today during a ...read more
Prince of Wales expresses admiration for FAO’s efforts to tackle hunger crises
 - 05/04/2017 - Prince Charles of Wales today visited FAO where he was briefed by officials from the three Rome-based UN food agencies on the massive hunger crises facing northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South ...read more
Survey of Syria’s agriculture sector reveals impact of war
 - 03/04/2017 - Fighting in Syria has caused huge damage and losses to agricultural production, but the sector can and should be kick-started now, dramatically reducing the need for humanitarian aid and migration, ...read more
108 million people in the world face severe food insecurity – situation worsening
 - 31/03/2017 - Despite international efforts to address food insecurity, around 108 million people in the world were severely food insecure in 2016, a dramatic increase compared with 80 million in 2015, according ...read more
CERF loan facilitates rapid scaling up of FAO’s response in Somalia
 - 21/03/2017 - FAO is further scaling up its activities in drought affected regions of Somalia thanks to a $22 million loan approved this week by the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), which ...read more
Reinforcing control efforts amid outbreak of avian influenza in China
 - 17/03/2017 - A resurgent outbreak of a new strain of avian influenza that can be lethal for humans underscores the need for robust and rapid detection and response systems at animal source. ...read more
Yemen’s suffering is the world’s largest humanitarian crisis today
 - 15/03/2017 - Urgent need for humanitarian and livelihood assistance to prevent famine Severe food insecurity threatens more than 17 million people in conflict-ridden Yemen, according to the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification ...read more
Global harvests strong but hunger persists amid chronic conflict zones
 - 02/03/2017 - Global food supply conditions are robust, but access to food has been dramatically reduced in areas suffering civil conflicts, while drought conditions are worsening food security across swathes of East ...read more
Northeastern Nigeria conflict intensifies Lake Chad Basin hunger crisis
 - 24/02/2017 - As conflict and instability continue, the food security situation in Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin is drastically deteriorating, FAO warned today, as it called for swift and decisive action from the international community to ...read more
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