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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

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New tool for managing the fuel needs of displaced populations
 - 21/07/2016 - A FAO-UNHCR handbook offers a new tool for helping displaced people access fuel for cooking food while reducing environmental damage and conflicts with local communities. At the end of 2015, ...read more
Flare-up of violence in South Sudan raises spectre of hunger catastrophe
 - 16/07/2016 - Millions of people facing hunger in South Sudan will be driven to the brink of catastrophe if renewed flashes of violence derail the fragile peace process, FAO said today. The ...read more
As H5N1 spreads in West and Central Africa FAO calls for increased vigilance
 - 13/07/2016 - Countries across West and Central Africa are on alert as the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N1 continues to spread across the region, with Cameroon becoming the latest African country ...read more
UN seeks to boost response to El Niño’s dire impact in Africa and Asia/Pacific, urges La Niña preparedness
 - 06/07/2016 - Combined efforts to prevent further human suffering, strengthen resilience and safeguard livelihoods in the wake of El Niño's devastating effects worldwide must be rapidly ramped-up by governments and the international ...read more
Unprecedented level of food insecurity in South Sudan, UN agencies warn
 - 29/06/2016 - Up to 4.8 million people in South Sudan – well over one-third of the population – will be facing severe food shortages over the coming months, and the risk of ...read more
Severe food insecurity widespread in Yemen
 - 21/06/2016 - Vast swathes of Yemen - 19 out of 22 governorates - are facing severe food insecurity according to a new joint assessment by the UN and partners, which warns that the ...read more
Ongoing conflicts and droughts exacerbate food needs
 - 02/06/2016 - Drought linked to El Niño and civil conflict have pushed the number of countries currently in need of external food assistance up to 37 from 34 in March, according to ...read more
UN agencies provide seeds, tools and food to break hunger cycle in the Central African Republic
 - 25/05/2016 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have begun providing seeds, hand tools and food to nearly 50,000 hungry farming families ...read more
Building resilience to enable vulnerable people cope with natural disasters and pandemic threats
 - 25/05/2016 - Building resilience is crucial to enable fragile communities, especially in rural areas, cope with the increasing frequency and magnitude of natural disasters and the growing threat of pandemic diseases, FAO ...read more
New Global Partnership for Preparedness launched
 - 24/05/2016 - A major new partnership to better prepare countries and communities for disasters is being launched today at the World Humanitarian Summit as a united response to a continuing rise in humanitarian ...read more