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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

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Building communities in the Sahel that can weather shocks
 - 29/10/2013 - Right blend of policies and support to region’s pastoralists can prevent future crises The time has come to break the "vicious circle" of crises in Africa's Sahel by proactively building up ...read more
United Kingdom contributes to FAO’s work in Syria and Lebanon
 - 21/10/2013 - British development agency donates £10 million for humanitarian projects - The United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) is donating £10 million to FAO humanitarian projects in Syria and Lebanon. Part ...read more
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