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Northeast Nigeria: supporting displaced people engage in vegetable production
 - 22/09/2016 - In Northeast Nigeria, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and host communities bear the brunt of the multiple impact of the current crisis. Most of displaced families have very limited resources to ...read more

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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
Creating livelihood opportunities in conflict-affected communities in Rakhine
 - 06/05/2016 - Life as a widow in Warcha village, Rakhine State is not easy. An Bira Hatu says she cannot afford the cost (around USD25 per month per child) of sending her ...read more
Planting seeds of hope in the Central African Republic
 - 03/05/2016 - Three years of conflict have left a heavy toll on the people of the Central African Republic. Nearly one million people are still uprooted. Half of the population faces hunger. ...read more
UN agencies welcome Japan’s generous contributions to development and humanitarian activities in Myanmar
 - 03/05/2016 - The four agencies – the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the United Nations World ...read more
Launch of the Platform of analysis and measurement of population resilience in the Sahel and West Africa
 - 02/05/2016 - The Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS), with the technical and financial support of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), has launched ...read more
FAO-IGAD renew drought resilience partnership programme
 - 29/04/2016 - FAO Sub-Regional Office for East Africa and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) have signed a partnership agreement to coordinate cross-border efforts on animal health, trade and natural resources management ...read more
Investment in early warning – early actions reaps massive reward against El Niño flood threats
 - 26/04/2016 - By converting early warnings into fast, smart and well-targeted early actions, FAO Somalia has seen a huge benefit being delivered. Thousands of acres of cropland have been spared flooding, the ...read more
FAO builds national and regional capacity in India on fisheries needs assessments and emergency response
 - 17/04/2016 - FAO is working to develop the disaster preparedness and emergency response capacity of government officials and civil society in disaster-prone areas of India through a series of trainings on emergency ...read more
Somalia exports 5.3 million animals, 6% growth in 2015
 - 14/04/2016 - FAO scales up support for country's leading foreign earner. Export of live animals to Gulf nations continued to be Somalia's leading foreign exchange earner in 2015, registering steady annual growth ...read more
Canada steps up to support struggling rural families in eastern Ukraine
 - 13/04/2016 - When living conditions for households along the conflict line in Eastern Ukraine went from bad to worse, help came from the Government of Canada. The allocation of CDN 3 ...read more