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Syria: Better rains improve wheat production, but food security situation remains bleak
 - 23/07/2015 - Food production in Syria has increased this year mainly due to favourable rains, but it remains way below its pre-crisis levels as the ongoing conflict continues to push more people ...read more

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European professional football sounds the alarm on the Sahel
 - 28/03/2012 - Match Day Against Hunger from 30 March to 2 April - The "Professional Football Against Hunger" campaign is coming to hundreds of European football stadiums with the message that action is ...read more
FAO appeals for urgent Horn of Africa funds
 - 23/03/2012 - Funding needed to build strength against crisis - FAO today urgently appealed for $50 million to cover the funding gap for priority agricultural and pastoral activities that must be carried ...read more
FAO Director-General vows new approach in ending hunger
 - 21/03/2012 - Highlights role South-South Cooperation can play in Asia and Pacific - Vowing to take a new approach to ending hunger, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has called for sustainable ...read more
Race on to help farmers and herders in drought-stricken Sahel
 - 09/03/2012 - FAO calls for an additional $69.8 million to head off food and nutrition crisis - Several countries in the Sahel region of western Africa need urgent support to prevent a ...read more
FAO to help conflict-scattered families in South Sudan
 - 17/02/2012 - Vaccines, fishing, planting supplies needed before rains - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization is helping the people of the conflict-affected, South Sudanese state of Jonglei feed themselves and rebuild their lives ...read more
Rebuilding Afghanistan’s irrigation network
 - 14/02/2012 - FAO technical know-how helping to restore system after decades of disrepair - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization is boosting its technical support for rehabilitation of Afghanistan's dilapidated traditional irrigation ...read more
High levels of food insecurity in South Sudan
 - 08/02/2012 - FAO-WFP report says poor harvests, price hikes, conflict, displacement worsen hunger - Millions of people in South Sudan will face hunger this year if urgent action is not taken, according ...read more
Somalia famine ends, but situation still dire
 - 03/02/2012 - FAO’s new Director-General prioritizes Horn of Africa - The United Nations declared an end to famine conditions in Somalia today, but warned that with recurrent droughts in the Horn of Africa hunger ...read more
New FAO Chief moves on global eradication of hunger
 - 03/01/2012 - Support to poorest countries to be scaled up - Two days after taking over, FAO's new Director-General José Graziano da Silva told his inaugural press conference that the total elimination ...read more
José Graziano da Silva, new FAO Director-General
 - 01/01/2012 - Says fight against hunger must be linked to other global challenges - José Graziano da Silva has formally taken the helm of the Food and Agriculture Organization. The new Director-General ...read more