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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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South Sudan facing risk of famine
 - 21/05/2014 - South Sudan is at a risk of famine unless humanitarian assistance is provided now, FAO Deputy Director-General for Operations Dan Gustafson told a humanitarian pledging conference for the country in Oslo. “The food ...read more
Crisis-hit farmers receive seeds and tools in the Central African Republic
 - 16/05/2014 - A major operation to distribute seeds and tools has been launched in the Central African Republic to support crisis-hit farming families.  This is the largest ever intervention in the country led by the ...read more
Syria: Poor crop prospects reflect the impact of continued conflict and drought conditions
 - 15/05/2014 - Drought conditions combined with continued conflict are adding pressure to an already dire food security situation in the Syrian Arab Republic, raising the prospect of further severe reductions in wheat and barley ...read more
A third of South Sudanese now severely food insecure due to ongoing conflict
 - 10/05/2014 - The latest IPC food security analysis carried out in South Sudan indicates that, as a result of conflict, displacement, destroyed markets and disrupted livelihoods, food security has deteriorated at an alarming rate since the outbreak ...read more
Six months after disaster, Philippine farmers bring in the harvest
 - 07/05/2014 - Tens of thousands of farmers are bringing in the first rice harvest six months after one of the worst typhoons to ever hit the Philippines left their fields in tatters ...read more
FAO urges countries to step up action against destructive banana disease
 - 17/04/2014 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is warning countries to step up monitoring, reporting and prevention of one of the world’s most destructive banana diseases, Fusarium ...read more
Sudan faces worsening hunger and malnutrition crisis
 - 10/04/2014 - Farmers and herders in Sudan need urgent support to help prevent the food security situation in the country from deteriorating further, FAO warned today. Some 3.3 million people are currently suffering from food insecurity ...read more
FAO and Canada to help Philippine coconut farmers rehabilitate their livelihoods hit hard by Typhoon Haiyan
 - 09/04/2014 - Small scale coconut farmers in the Philippines will soon receive assistance to restore their livelihoods severely affected by last year’s Typhoon Haiyan, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization said today. It ...read more
Deepening crisis in the Central African Republic devastating people’s ability to support themselves
 - 07/04/2014 - The unprecedented crisis in the Central African Republic is devastating the economy and people's ability to secure basic necessities, two United Nations food agencies said in an assessment report this week. The Food and ...read more
New support to tackle dire food security situation in South Sudan
 - 31/03/2014 - The Government of the United Kingdom has released $13.7 million in emergency funding to FAO to help conflict-affected families in South Sudan restore their agriculture-based livelihoods and stave off an ...read more