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Hunger and lack of rural development at the basis of the Lake Chad Basin crisis
 - 11/04/2017 - The crisis afflicting the strife-torn Lake Chad Basin is rooted in decades of neglect, lack of rural development and the impact of climate change, and the only way to ensure ...read more

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Famine in South Sudan: a joint FAO/UNICEF/WFP statement
 - 21/02/2017 - The latest food security analysis in South Sudan has led to a declaration of famine in Leer and Mayendit counties in Greater Unity region. Two other counties are at risk ...read more
Famine declared in parts of South Sudan
 - 20/02/2017 - War and a collapsing economy have left some 100,000 people facing starvation in parts of South Sudan where famine was declared today, three UN agencies warned. A further 1 million ...read more
Urgent assistance needed to prevent a catastrophe in Yemen as food crisis worsens
 - 10/02/2017 - The number of food insecure people in Yemen has risen by 3 million in seven months, with an estimated 17.1 million people now struggling to feed themselves, according to a ...read more
Belgium contributes €14 million to support response and resilience to disasters and crises
 - 19/01/2017 - Belgium, a long-time supporter of FAO's work in emergencies, has deepened its commitment to protecting agriculture in countries struck by disaster with a €14-million contribution. This boosts FAO and its ...read more
Emerging drought threatens pastoralist livelihoods in southern Ethiopia
 - 17/01/2017 - New drought across swathes of southern Ethiopia may jeopardize the East African nation's restoration of food security after the worst agricultural seasons in decades unless urgent efforts are made to ...read more
EU provides FAO with funds to address deteriorating food security situation in Yemen
 - 11/01/2017 - With 14 million people food insecure in strife-torn Yemen, the European Union (EU) has committed 12 million euros in support of FAO's efforts to tackle rising hunger. EU funds will ...read more
Demining and repair initiative restores key irrigation canals farmland near Mosul
 - 22/12/2016 - Some 200 000 people from Mosul and across Iraq will be able to earn an income for the first time since the Islamic State of the Levant (ISIL) took parts of the ...read more
New and continued drought in the Horn of Africa threatens livelihoods and food security
 - 20/12/2016 - Countries in the Horn of Africa are likely to see a rise in hunger and further decline of local livelihoods in the coming months, as farming families struggle with the ...read more
Ongoing conflicts continue to intensify food insecurity
 - 09/12/2016 - Civil conflict and weather-related shocks have severely stressed food security in 2016, increasing the number of countries in need of food assistance, according to a FAO report. The new edition ...read more
Seed distributions to support Haitians farmers for the winter planting season
 - 06/12/2016 - With little time to lose to secure a winter harvest in Hurricane-struck Haiti, FAO has begun emergency distributions of seeds and tools to help disaster-affected families produce food and restore ...read more