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WFP-FAO launch innovative German-funded project to support peace and rebuild lives in post-conflict areas of eastern DR Congo
 - 19/04/2018 - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are launching an innovative joint project to rebuild livelihoods shattered by conflict ...read more

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Food crises continue to strike and acute hunger intensifies
 - 22/03/2018 - A new report out today sounds the alarm regarding surging levels of acute hunger. Some 124 million people in 51 countries were affected by acute food insecurity during 2017 — 11 ...read more
In Somalia massive livestock losses have severely impacted livelihoods and food security
 - 21/03/2018 - In Somalia massive livestock deaths due to drought - 60 per cent of herds in some areas - have severely damaged pastoralists' livelihoods. The livestock losses threaten to exacerbate the ...read more
Disasters causing billions in agricultural losses with drought leading the way
 - 15/03/2018 - Natural disasters are costing farmers in the developing world billions of dollars each year, with drought emerging as the most destructive in a crowded field of threats that also includes ...read more
USAID and FAO working together to pre-empt the next global pandemic
 - 09/03/2018 - A United States-FAO partnership working to strengthen the capacity of developing countries to manage outbreaks of diseases in farm animals has in just 12 months succeeded in training over 4,700 ...read more
Conflicts and weather patterns strain food security
 - 05/03/2018 - High levels of food insecurity persist in the world, due largely to conflicts and to adverse climatic shocks that are taking a toll, particularly in East African and Near East ...read more
Almost two-thirds of the South Sudanese population at risk of rising hunger
 - 26/02/2018 - More than 7 million people in South Sudan - almost two-thirds of the population - could become severely food insecure in the coming months without sustained humanitarian assistance and access, ...read more
FAO launches guide to tackle Fall Armyworm in Africa head-on
 - 16/02/2018 - Faced with the infestation of millions of hectares of maize, most in the hands of smallholder farmers, and the relentless spread of Fall Armyworm (FAW) across most of Africa, the ...read more
$1.06 billion needed to fight back against hunger in 26 countries
 - 08/02/2018 - With conflict and climate-related shocks sending global hunger numbers marching back up after declining for decades, FAO is asking for $1.06 billion to save lives and livelihoods and address acute hunger in ...read more
Hunger in conflict zones continues to intensify
 - 29/01/2018 - Food insecurity in conflict-stricken countries continues to deteriorate, meaning humanitarian efforts to provide affected communities with food relief and livelihood support remain extremely critical, FAO and WFP have told the ...read more
Critical livestock health programme in South Sudan at risk without more support
 - 23/01/2018 - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is seeking $7.5 million to roll out a critically needed emergency livestock vaccination campaign in South Sudan. FAO aims to protect nearly 9 ...read more
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