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Surge in climate change-related disasters poses growing threat to food security
 - 26/11/2015 - Droughts, floods, storms and other disasters triggered by climate change have risen in frequency and severity over the last three decades, increasing the damage caused to the agricultural sectors of ...read more

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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
Worries rise over outbreaks of avian flu in West Africa
 - 20/07/2015 - Fears are growing that without timely intervention to stem outbreaks of the highly virulent avian flu virus H5N1 across West Africa, further spread across the region and beyond is inevitable, ...read more
More than $20 million urgently needed to help Nepal’s farmers recover from earthquake
 - 19/06/2015 - Some $20 million is urgently needed to support farmers in earthquake-hit Nepal resume agricultural activities and stave off the threat of prolonged food insecurity facing an estimated one million people, ...read more
Survival kits provide lifeline to displaced in South Sudan
 - 16/06/2015 - United Nations agencies and Non-governmental Organizations in South Sudan have undertaken an emergency airlift operation to deliver survival kits, containing lifesaving supplies, to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in hard-to-reach areas ...read more
As South Sudan conflict escalates, 4.6 million people at risk of severe food insecurity
 - 29/05/2015 - The ongoing conflict and related economic downturn in South Sudan has left 3.8 million people facing emergency and crisis levels of food insecurity, according to a new Integrated Food Security ...read more
South Sudan: FAO ramps up airlifts to reach conflict-hit farmers
 - 14/05/2015 - As the main planting season here begins, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is accelerating its efforts to get vital seeds, tools and other materials to some of South ...read more
Nepal Earthquake’s impact on food security and agriculture likely very high
 - 30/04/2015 - Some $8 million is urgently needed to help disaster-struck Nepalese farmers rapidly recover lost agricultural inputs and resume preparations for the imminent rice sowing season, FAO said today. The impact ...read more
Expected sharp fall in Southern African maize production raises food security concerns
 - 28/04/2015 - Southern Africa's maize harvest is expected to shrink this year by some 26 percent compared with 2014's bumper crop, a situation that could trigger food price increases and adversely affect ...read more
Millions of Yemenis face food insecurity amidst escalating conflict
 - 15/04/2015 - Amidst escalating conflict at a crucial time in the country’s cropping season, almost 11 million people in Yemen are severely food insecure and millions more are at risk of not ...read more
Emergency cattle vaccination campaign underway along Syria-Lebanon border
 - 09/04/2015 - Concerns over the spread of high impact transboundary animal diseases are mounting in Lebanon and neighbouring countries as some of the 1.5 million refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria have ...read more