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Rebuilding resilient communities after conflict and disaster in northern Rakhine
 - 12/05/2016 - Daw Thein Shwe’s house in Taung Ywar Ward appears to be leaning. The roof is patched together with tarpaulin and bamboo and slopes precariously over the single-storey structure. It looks ...read more

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Haiyan rehabilitation project for rice farmers closes with ceremony in Ormoc
 - 18/02/2015 - FAO, ILO and Save the Children recently marked the closure of the DFID-funded project supporting small-scale rice and corn farming communities that were severely affected by Typhoon Haiyan in Leyte ...read more
FAO South Sudan builds partners’ capacities through multiple trainings
 - 17/02/2015 - FAO South Sudan is strengthening partners in 2015 and trained hundreds of persons before the Emergency Livelihood Response Programme (ELRP) distribution campaign starts. In 2014, FAOSS developed a framework for ...read more
Sahel: FAO calls for emergency support to fight food insecurity
 - 13/02/2015 - About 20 million people are still affected by food insecurity in the Sahel, and are likely to see their situation deteriorate rapidly in 2015. Among them, 2.6 million people already ...read more
Sierra Leone: Women vegetable farmers face huge losses due to the Ebola outbreak
 - 05/02/2015 - Women vegetable farmers and traders in the Koinadugu District in the north of Sierra Leone have expressed frustration over the fall in prices for their produce resulting in huge income ...read more
Small-scale livestock keepers in Syria receive emergency support from FAO
 - 04/02/2015 - Nearly 4 000 000 sheep, goats and cattle across Syria will be treated for parasites by FAO with the support of the Syrian Veterinary Association (SVA). This mass treatment campaign ...read more
Ebola: Acting quickly and effectively for agriculture and food security in Guinea
 - 02/02/2015 - In January 2015, the Ministry of Agriculture of Guinea, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) published the rapid assessment report ...read more
Highlights of the Emergencies Director visit to South Sudan
 - 28/01/2015 - Mr Dominique Burgeon, Director of FAO's Emergency and Rehabilitation Division and Coordinator of the Organizations's resilience work, visited South Sudan from 15-20 January 2015. [View the story "FAO Emergency Director field ...read more
FAO’s Emergencies Director visits South Sudan to view crucial resilience building efforts
 - 23/01/2015 - Less than three years since its Independence, violence erupted in South Sudan in December 2013. Since then, 1.5 million South Sudanese fled their homes, some managing to bring valuable livelihood ...read more
Sierra Leone: Farmers express concern over their livelihoods in the face of the Ebola outbreak
 - 22/01/2015 - Farmers and managers of Agri-Business Centres (ABCs) in Sierra Leone identify quarantine measures, bans on group activities and the closure of periodic markets as major causes of disruption of farming ...read more
Seed security helps enhance agricultural production and food security among Basotho farmers
 - 09/01/2015 - Recently, farmers in Lesotho have been consistently obtaining low yields from their staple crops. This has affected food production as well as considerably reducing incomes. The causes of these low crop ...read more