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FAO Director-General calls for urgent action to avoid famine in Yemen
 - 25/04/2017 - A combination of food assistance and food production assistance is the only way to avoid famine in conflict-ridden Yemen where two-thirds of the population - 17 million people - are ...read more

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Harvests in DPR Korea up for third year but chronic malnutrition persists
 - 28/11/2013 - FAO and WFP publish new assessment report - A nationwide assessment by two United Nations agencies shows an increase in staple food production in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea ...read more
FAO warns of the risk of a double tragedy in the Philippines
 - 27/11/2013 - Additional $11 million needed to support typhoon-affected farmers to clear land, clean canals and ensure harvests for 2014 - Immediate assistance from the international community for Philippine farmers is critical to avoid ...read more
Farmers hit by Typhoon Haiyan need urgent assistance
 - 19/11/2013 - Regions most severely affected by the typhoon account for one-third of the total rice production in the country - Hundreds of thousands of farmers in the Philippines whose crops were destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan need ...read more
Severe damage to agriculture and fisheries after Typhoon Haiyan
 - 12/11/2013 - Livelihoods and food security at risk – FAO calls for $24 million for immediate interventions FAO is mobilizing support to the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, which tore through ...read more
Emergency programme in Benin kick starts farm production after floods
 - 05/11/2013 - José Graziano da Silva’s visit to Benin includes launch of FAO programme to help communities rebuild after floods - FAO is supporting farming families in northern Benin who lost crops, ...read more
Sound water management key to building resilience in Africa’s Sahel
 - 31/10/2013 - Agricultural potential waiting to be unlocked – greater attention and investment needed - Sound water management holds the key to building resilience in Africa's Sahel and can free rural communities ...read more
Building communities in the Sahel that can weather shocks
 - 29/10/2013 - Right blend of policies and support to region’s pastoralists can prevent future crises The time has come to break the "vicious circle" of crises in Africa's Sahel by proactively building up ...read more
United Kingdom contributes to FAO’s work in Syria and Lebanon
 - 21/10/2013 - British development agency donates £10 million for humanitarian projects - The United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) is donating £10 million to FAO humanitarian projects in Syria and Lebanon. Part ...read more
FAO partners with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent
 - 17/10/2013 - Organizations agree on a three-year action plan to improve the food security and resilience of vulnerable communities facing threats and disasters - FAO has signed a new partnership agreement with the International ...read more
Four million people food insecure in Madagascar
 - 09/10/2013 - As many as 4 million people in rural areas of Madagascar are food insecure following this year's reduced harvest. Production of rice – the Indian Ocean island's staple – and ...read more