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Myanmar floods deal major blow to country’s agriculture
 - 03/09/2015 - Heavy storms, floods and landslides across nearly all provinces in Myanmar have dealt a major blow to the country's agriculture and are expected to severely limit the availability of food ...read more

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Famine spreads further in Somalia
 - 05/09/2011 - FAO calls for stepped up response - FAO today called for increased efforts to stem the food crisis in the Horn of Africa as famine spread to a sixth area of Somalia, threatening  ...read more
Horn of Africa: Funding for agricultural recovery lagging, FAO warns
 - 25/08/2011 - Predictable, sustained support for rural economies and livelihoods needed to avoid future crises - As world governments met today in Ethiopia for an international pledging conference aimed at winning more aid ...read more
Meeting on Horn of Africa calls for tackling root causes of famine
 - 18/08/2011 - Food assistance to save lives today, support for agriculture and pastoralism to prevent repeat crises tomorrow - Governments, UN agencies and international organizations meeting in Rome today urged the international ...read more
Focus on concrete action on Horn of Africa
 - 11/08/2011 - High-level operational meeting called in Rome - Urgent and concrete measures intended to heighten the international response to the worsening crisis in the Horn of Africa will be the focus ...read more
As famine spreads action urgently needed
 - 05/08/2011 - Immediate support vital - As famine spread to three more areas of southern Somalia and threatened to engulf the whole of the country's south, FAO warned that immediate action is ...read more
Aid for East Africa, now and in the future
 - 29/07/2011 - Following the emergency meeting on the food and humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa held in Rome on 25 July at the request of the French Presidency of the ...read more
Pakistan floods - a year later
 - 27/07/2011 - The floods that struck Pakistan starting in July 2010 represented one of the most devastating natural disasters of our times, submerging almost one-fifth of the country - an area the ...read more
Famine in Somalia: FAO launches appeal to avert regional disaster
 - 20/07/2011 - Famine in Somalia has killed tens of thousands of people in recent months and could grow even worse unless urgent action is taken, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) ...read more
South Sudan naturally endowed for sustainable growth through agriculture
 - 08/07/2011 - As South Sudan celebrates its independence on 9 July 2011, the world’s newest nation faces many challenges in building a strong and stable economy that supports the food security and ...read more
Stepping up to the Horn
 - 08/07/2011 - Joint FAO/WFP/Oxfam statement - From mega-emergencies, such as the earthquake in Haiti or the floods in Pakistan, to headline-grabbing humanitarian crises, such as the conflicts in Cote d'Ivoire or Libya, ...read more