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FAO and WFP heads visit famine-stricken South Sudan
 - 24/05/2017 - All parties to the conflict in South Sudan must cease violence and work together to ensure that food and other lifesaving support can reach people to end famine and severe hunger, the ...read more

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Survey of Syria’s agriculture sector reveals impact of war
 - 03/04/2017 - Fighting in Syria has caused huge damage and losses to agricultural production, but the sector can and should be kick-started now, dramatically reducing the need for humanitarian aid and migration, ...read more
108 million people in the world face severe food insecurity – situation worsening
 - 31/03/2017 - Despite international efforts to address food insecurity, around 108 million people in the world were severely food insecure in 2016, a dramatic increase compared with 80 million in 2015, according ...read more
CERF loan facilitates rapid scaling up of FAO’s response in Somalia
 - 21/03/2017 - FAO is further scaling up its activities in drought affected regions of Somalia thanks to a $22 million loan approved this week by the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), which ...read more
Reinforcing control efforts amid outbreak of avian influenza in China
 - 17/03/2017 - A resurgent outbreak of a new strain of avian influenza that can be lethal for humans underscores the need for robust and rapid detection and response systems at animal source. ...read more
Yemen’s suffering is the world’s largest humanitarian crisis today
 - 15/03/2017 - Urgent need for humanitarian and livelihood assistance to prevent famine Severe food insecurity threatens more than 17 million people in conflict-ridden Yemen, according to the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification ...read more
Global harvests strong but hunger persists amid chronic conflict zones
 - 02/03/2017 - Global food supply conditions are robust, but access to food has been dramatically reduced in areas suffering civil conflicts, while drought conditions are worsening food security across swathes of East ...read more
Northeastern Nigeria conflict intensifies Lake Chad Basin hunger crisis
 - 24/02/2017 - As conflict and instability continue, the food security situation in Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin is drastically deteriorating, FAO warned today, as it called for swift and decisive action from the international community to ...read more
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