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Ebola: FAO launches new initiative to tackle growing food security threat
 - 08/10/2014 - FAO today launched a new programme to urgently assist 90 000 vulnerable households in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone whose food supplies and livelihoods are threatened by the disruptive effect ...read more

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Gaza: Damage to agriculture will have long-lasting effects
 - 14/08/2014 - The fighting in Gaza has forced farmers and herders to abandon their lands and has paralysed fishing activities, bringing local food production to a halt and severely affecting livelihoods, FAO warned today. ...read more
Food insecurity continues to deepen in South Sudan as funds dry up
 - 31/07/2014 - Continued efforts to provide farmers, fishers and pastoralists in South Sudan with life-saving emergency livelihood kits are at risk due to a funding shortfall, aggravating the risk of famine in some areas of ...read more
EU and FAO partner to help flood-affected Serbian farms rebuild
 - 25/07/2014 - The European Union (EU) will partner with FAO to help small-scale farmers in Serbia recover from the devastating floods of the past spring. An EU grant of EUR 8 million, ...read more
UN says more support urgently needed to tackle growing food insecurity in the Sahel
 - 25/07/2014 - The United Nations today called on the international donor community to renew a commitment to fight hunger and food insecurity in the Sahel by protecting and strengthening the resilience of ...read more
FAO warns of fruit bat risk in West African Ebola epidemic
 - 21/07/2014 - Increased efforts are needed to improve awareness among rural communities in West Africa about the risks of contracting the Ebola virus from eating certain wildlife species including fruit bats, FAO ...read more
Iraq: Serious food security concerns due to conflict
 - 26/06/2014 - Iraq is facing serious food security concerns following the recent escalation of conflict in a large swath of the country, FAO warned today. Over 1 million people so far have ...read more
FAO scaling up operations in South Sudan
 - 05/06/2014 - FAO is scaling up its emergency response operations in South Sudan despite problems of access and insecurity in parts of the country. The Organization has extended its emergency response for an additional three ...read more
Somalia: Late, erratic rainfall raises concerns about harvest prospects and food security
 - 02/06/2014 - Late rains and erratic weather patterns in Somalia have raised concerns over a worsening of the food security situation, as food stocks from the last, poor harvest become depleted and prices continue ...read more
FAO and OIE boost collaboration on animal health
 - 25/05/2014 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) today pledged to step up their existing collaboration to control animal disease, ...read more
FAO responds to devastating flooding in the Balkans
 - 23/05/2014 - In response to recent devastating floods affecting Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia as well as Croatia, FAO is assessing the potentially extensive damage to livestock, crops and rural infrastructure. The Serbian ...read more