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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

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FAO partners with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent
 - 17/10/2013 - Organizations agree on a three-year action plan to improve the food security and resilience of vulnerable communities facing threats and disasters - FAO has signed a new partnership agreement with the International ...read more
Four million people food insecure in Madagascar
 - 09/10/2013 - As many as 4 million people in rural areas of Madagascar are food insecure following this year's reduced harvest. Production of rice – the Indian Ocean island's staple – and ...read more
FAO, OIE and WHO unite for World Rabies Day to call for elimination of disease
 - 27/09/2013 - Mass dog vaccinations and public awareness key to breaking cycle of transmission The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the ...read more
As Madagascar food crisis looms, locust control campaign launched
 - 23/09/2013 - A locust control campaign is starting in Madagascar against a plague of the Malagasy Migratory Locust, which threatens the food security and livelihoods of 13 million people or nearly 60 ...read more
Bird flu viruses could re-emerge in upcoming flu season
 - 16/09/2013 - International experts recommend vigilance and promote targeted surveillance, market restructuring to fight H7N9, H5N1 and other threats FAO has issued a new warning to the international community that the H7N9 and ...read more
Food security situation in the Sahel remains dire
 - 04/09/2013 - 11 million people are food insecure – Support for food and livestock production urgently needed – FAO appeal About 11 million people in the Sahel are still severely food insecure, FAO ...read more
Four million Syrians are unable to produce or buy enough food
 - 05/07/2013 - Syria's food security situation has significantly deteriorated over the past year and domestic agricultural production will further decline over the next 12 months if the present conflict continues, according to ...read more
Locust plague threatens to trigger severe food crisis in Madagascar
 - 26/06/2013 - Madagascar is in the grips of a largely uncontrolled locust plague and risks a serious food crisis. A large-scale emergency control campaign urgently requires a minimum of $22 million in ...read more
EU will continue to foster resilience among poor, says Barroso
 - 15/06/2013 - The European Union (EU) will continue to build long-term resilience among the most vulnerable, tackle the root causes of hunger and poverty and improve nutrition, said José Manuel Barroso, addressing ...read more
Wheat rust diseases remain a constant but neglected threat
 - 12/06/2013 - FAO is calling for countries in the global ‘wheat belt’ to step up monitoring and prevention for wheat rusts – fungal diseases that do especially well in particularly wet seasons. ...read more