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Ebola leaves hundreds of thousands facing hunger in three worst-hit countries
 - 17/12/2014 - The number of people facing food insecurity due to the Ebola epidemic in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone could top one million by March 2015 unless access to food is ...read more

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United States donates USD 16 million to FAO for flood-hit Pakistan farmers
 - 23/09/2010 - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is to provide FAO with USD 16 million to support wheat planting, prevent further livestock losses and de-silt irrigation systems in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, ...read more
Haiti
 - 22/09/2010 - Food production in Haiti is slowly recovering but still remains significantly below the levels that existed prior to the January 2010 earthquake, according to the report of an FAO-WFP joint ...read more
FAO, IFAD, WFP to accelerate assistance to Pakistan flood victims
 - 15/09/2010 - The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), and the World Food Programme (WFP) are working together to address urgent  food security challenges in ...read more
925 million in chronic hunger worldwide
 - 14/09/2010 - FAO and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today said that the number of hungry people in the world remains unacceptably high despite expected recent gains that have pushed ...read more
Pakistan farmers need wheat seed fast
 - 01/09/2010 - FAO today called for more international funds to save the upcoming wheat planting season in Pakistan where floods covering land half the size of Italy have wiped out much of the country's ...read more
Millions of livestock dead or in danger in Pakistan
 - 20/08/2010 - Millions of livestock have been affected by the floods in Pakistan and are badly in need of food and medicine, FAO said today. Around 200 000 cows, sheep, buffalo, goats and donkeys ...read more
Locust swarms threaten agriculture in Madagascar
 - 12/08/2010 - Madagascar is at risk of a significant plague of crop-eating locusts, FAO warned today. An unknown number of immature swarms of Malagasy Migratory Locust (Locusta migratoria capito) have formed up ...read more
Urgent help needed for flood-stricken Pakistan farmers
 - 11/08/2010 - As efforts continue to save the lives of Pakistanis stricken by monsoon floodwaters, FAO today warned of serious threats to the livelihoods and food security of millions. As of today, 13.8 million ...read more
Zimbabwe food security improves
 - 10/08/2010 - Although food security in Zimbabwe improved significantly following government efforts and a USD 70 million international assistance programme providing farmers with subsidized inputs, the country still needs agricultural and food assistance next year ...read more
Haiti: six months on, agriculture needs more support
 - 15/07/2010 - While timely food assistance and agricultural inputs helped avert a post-earthquake food crisis in Haiti, insufficient funding for agriculture continues to hamstring efforts to improve food security, local food production ...read more