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Conflicts and climatic shocks aggravate current food insecurity in many countries
 - 20/09/2018 - Persistent conflicts and climate-related shocks are currently driving high levels of severe food insecurity, particularly in Southern African and Near East countries, which continue to require humanitarian assistance, according to ...read more

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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
Conflict causing spikes in food insecurity in the Near East and North Africa
 - 21/12/2017 - Conflict and protracted crises in a handful of countries in the Near East and North Africa are hamstringing efforts to eradicate hunger in the region by 2030, according to a ...read more
FAO and WFP upscale efforts to alleviate hunger in Greater Kasai
 - 20/12/2017 - Against a backdrop of intense human suffering, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) are joining forces to mitigate some of the effects of conflict ...read more
From rainy to dry season – sustained support brings relief to farmers in northeastern Nigeria
 - 18/12/2017 - For the first time since the onset of the Boko Haram crisis, hunger has considerably declined in northeastern Nigeria. In the three states ravaged by the violence, the number of ...read more
Conflicts and drought spur hunger despite strong global food supply
 - 07/12/2017 - Strong cereal harvests are keeping global food supplies buoyant, but localised drought, flooding and protracted conflicts have intensified and perpetuated food insecurity, according to the new edition of FAO's Crop ...read more
Japan supports efforts to contain Fall Armyworm in South Sudan
 - 06/12/2017 - Efforts in South Sudan to fight Fall armyworm, an insect that destroys crops, have received a boost thanks to the Government of Japan’s decision to provide $3 million to support ...read more
FAO helps Central Africans put weapons aside and start a new life
 - 01/12/2017 - Over 1 000 ex-fighters in the Central African Republic (CAR) have joined an FAO-supported UN initiative for disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration. The programme’s message is simple: stop partaking in violence, ...read more
Urgent need to step up efforts to fight fast-spreading pests and diseases
 - 30/11/2017 - There is an urgent need to step up collective efforts to fight fast-spreading, cross-border animal and plant pests and diseases that could threaten global food security. This was the core ...read more
Donation from the Pope helps hungry families in South Sudan
 - 13/11/2017 - Hungry families in South Sudan will be able to make ends meet thanks to vegetable-growing kits funded by a donation from Pope Francis. The kits come as the food security ...read more
Hunger remains widespread in South Sudan despite the start of the harvest season
 - 06/11/2017 - The current harvest season in South Sudan will not end the hunger crisis as conflict persists in most of the country and hyperinflation puts food out of reach for many, ...read more