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World hunger again on the rise driven by conflict and climate change
 - 15/09/2017 - After steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger is on the rise again, affecting 815 million people in 2016, or 11 per cent of the global population, says a ...read more

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Heads of UN food agencies call for greater investment in resilience in drought-hit Ethiopia
 - 05/09/2017 - Speaking at the conclusion of a four-day visit to Ethiopia, including to the drought-stricken Somali region, the heads of the United Nations food agencies made a joint call for greater investment ...read more
FAO advocates for strengthened international support for growing refugee crisis in Uganda
 - 30/08/2017 - The FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva called for greater funding for a sustainable response to the refugee crisis in Uganda, after concluding a visit today to refugee settlements in ...read more
Promoting food and nutrition education through school gardens in Syria
 - 29/08/2017 - As schools resume next week in Syria, thousands of school children are benefiting from a food and nutrition education programme that is using school gardens to teach students about the importance ...read more
UN Security Council recognises conflict as a major cause of famine
 - 17/08/2017 - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) welcomes the UN Security Council's recognition of conflict as a major cause of famine, and the call to enhance longer-term recovery and resilience of conflict-affected ...read more
Food insecurity intensifies in conflict-stricken Democratic Republic of Congo
 - 14/08/2017 - Amid rising violence and displacement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), 7.7 million people face acute hunger - a 30 percent increase over the last year, the Food and Agriculture ...read more
Urgent support is needed in drought-stricken Ethiopia
 - 11/08/2017 - Supporting herders to get back on their feet and preventing further livestock losses and suffering are crucial in drought-hit Ethiopia where hunger has been on the rise this year, warned today ...read more
Conflict-affected Iraqi rural families benefit from cash transfer mobile technology
 - 02/08/2017 - Many vulnerable rural families in Iraq can now benefit from a safer, more secure means of receiving income thanks to mobile money transfer technology adopted for the first time by FAO as ...read more
Pope Francis endorses FAO emergency response in Eastern Africa and hopes to motivate governments to support in solidarity
 - 21/07/2017 - In an unprecedented move, Pope Francis has symbolically donated €25,000 to FAO's efforts supporting people facing food insecurity and famine in East Africa. Pope Francis said the funds are "a symbolic ...read more
Drought threatens food production in DPR Korea
 - 20/07/2017 - DPR Korea’s crop production for 2017, including staple rice, maize, potatoes and soybean, has been severely damaged by prolonged dry weather conditions, threatening food security for a large part of ...read more
Better rains give Syrians a glimpse of hope
 - 18/07/2017 - Food security in parts of Syria is slightly better than the same time last year due to an improved security situation and enhanced access to humanitarian assistance, but the overall ...read more
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