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FAO and WFP heads visit famine-stricken South Sudan
 - 24/05/2017 - All parties to the conflict in South Sudan must cease violence and work together to ensure that food and other lifesaving support can reach people to end famine and severe hunger, the ...read more

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Global crop prospects benign, but hunger intensifies in areas suffering from conflict
 - 09/03/2016 - Thirty-four countries, including 27 in Africa, are currently in need of external assistance for food due to drought, flooding and civil conflicts, according to a new edition of FAO's Crop ...read more
Ethiopian farmers need urgent assistance to feed country caught in major drought
 - 07/03/2016 - Timely agricultural assistance for the upcoming rainy season is essential to help the drought-affected people of Ethiopia, as one of the strongest El Niño events on record continues to have ...read more
For families in Central African Republic, food situation dire
 - 01/03/2016 - Three years of conflict and ongoing displacements in the Central African Republic (CAR) continue to disrupt agriculture and severely constrain people’s access to food, as they struggle with the effects ...read more
El Niño set to have a devastating impact on southern Africa’s harvests and food security
 - 12/02/2016 - Joint statement by FAO, the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, FEWS NET - Famine Early Warning Systems Network and the World Food Programme Southern Africa is currently in the grip of ...read more
Zika: FAO Director-General says agency is ready to contribute to international efforts
 - 09/02/2016 - Under the lead of the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations system is mobilizing a coordinated response to Zika aimed at minimizing the threat in affected countries and reducing ...read more
Somalia continues to face large-scale food insecurity compounded by poor rainfall and drought
 - 08/02/2016 - Somalia will continue to face large-scale food insecurity between now and June 2016 as a result of poor rainfall and drought conditions in several areas, trade disruptions, and a combination ...read more
UN agencies warn of escalating food crisis in South Sudan
 - 08/02/2016 - South Sudan is facing unprecedented levels of food insecurity, as 2.8 million people — nearly 25 percent of the country's population — remain in urgent need of food assistance, and at ...read more
Support for agriculture in Syria critical with massive food insecurity adding to suffering
 - 04/02/2016 - As world leaders met in London today to raise funds in support of millions of people affected by the ongoing conflict in Syria, FAO stressed the urgent need to ...read more
FAO warns of rapidly deteriorating food security in Yemen
 - 28/01/2016 - More than half of the total population of Yemen — some 14.4 million people — are food insecure, as ongoing conflict and import restrictions have reduced the availability of essential foods ...read more
FAO calls on donors to support Syrian farmers in their hour of need
 - 20/01/2016 - With the war in Syria now approaching its sixth year, agricultural production has plummeted and food supplies are at an all-time low, pushing millions of people into hunger. FAO today ...read more