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FAO Emergencies Director assesses the scale of the drought and response in Afar Region, Ethiopia
 - 11/10/2016 - In less than a year, Holo Molo has lost more than a third of his livestock. The father of 14 living in the chronically drought-prone woreda of Elidar, Afar Region ...read more

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Seed distributions offer new hope to drought-affected farmers in Ethiopia
 - 18/07/2016 - In Dessie Zuria, Amhara Region, dozens of farming households assemble on a dusty Tuesday morning in the local square. Camels and donkeys are parked alongside a bajaj and an open-backed ...read more
“Garden Wall” helps Fayze support her family
 - 12/07/2016 - “We, the women of the Bekaa, love being productive and cannot stay idle,” says Fayze, a Lebanese widow and mother of five who has recently initiated a “garden wall” at ...read more
Vulnerable families received critical inputs in time for planting season
 - 08/07/2016 - Since the start of 2016, FAO and its partners have distributed vital crop seeds and agricultural tools to more than 180 000 farming households in South Sudan – benefiting about ...read more
Food insecurity reaches extreme level in pockets of Nigeria’s Borno State
 - 07/07/2016 - Joint alert by FAO, Fewsnet, CILSS and WFP Conflict in northeast Nigeria has left a significant portion of the population without access to adequate food, water, and health services. The Nigerian ...read more
Responding to the El-Niño in Zimbabwe
 - 05/07/2016 - Southern Africa is currently in the grip of an intense drought driven by one of the strongest El Niño events recorded in the past 50 years. Across large swathes of ...read more
Livestock-dependent households face massive challenges following El Niño-induced drought and flooding in Ethiopia
 - 04/07/2016 - Nationwide floods have levelled another blow to the recovery process for drought-affected pastoralists in Ethiopia. Well over 55 000 hectares of land – much of it pasture– has been flooded ...read more
FAO contributes to better planning of humanitarian relief operations in Pakistan
 - 30/06/2016 - In 2015, drought and floods linked to El Niño and the impact of the earthquake in Pakistan have left more than 1.5 million people in need of immediate assistance, according ...read more
FAO pilots efforts to integrate literacy and livelihood skills building in pastoralist field schools in South Sudan
 - 28/06/2016 - With funding from the European Union (EU), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is piloting an alternative model for pastoralist livelihood and education in South Sudan’s ...read more
Syrian Farmers in Tartous Revive Tomato Harvest with Support from WFP and FAO
 - 23/06/2016 - Syrian farmers in the country’s western coastal governorate of Tartous, formerly among the world’s top producers of tomatoes, have started their first tomato harvest of the year with support from ...read more
Food insecurity in the Lake Chad basin
 - 23/06/2016 - Massive population displacements and insecurity in the Lake Chad basin are putting livelihoods and food security at high risk. In North East Nigeria alone, the impact of the conflict on ...read more