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Saving lives in the IGAD region: early action to prevent a food insecurity catastrophe, a top priority for FAO
 - 18/01/2017 - About 12 million people across Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are facing food and livelihoods insecurity, as farming families struggle with the knock-on effects of multiple droughts. Failed rains, rising debt, ...read more

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Protecting livestock health in the midst of conflict in South Sudan
 - 18/01/2016 - For the first time in over eight months, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Emergency Livestock Response Team in South Sudan has reached the town of ...read more
Strengthening agriculture and food security information in South Sudan
 - 05/01/2016 - With South Sudan still facing a large-scale food crisis, the need for quality data on crop harvests is crucial. As part of strengthening the agriculture and food security information, FAO ...read more
Building resilience amidst ongoing challenges in Nepal
 - 21/12/2015 - Amidst ongoing challenges in Nepal following the earthquakes in April/May 2015, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is continuing its recovery and rehabilitation activities to strengthen ...read more
Toward the development of a regional emergency program for the prevention and control of H5N1 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza
 - 17/12/2015 - From 15 to 17 December, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has convened a regional consultation with the stakeholders of the poultry sector from West and ...read more
FAO-Belgium collaboration continues to help Vanuatu recover from Tropical Cyclone Pam
 - 16/12/2015 - Belgium’s USD 285 000 contribution to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) emergency programme in Vanuatu provides help to more than 4 000 families (approximately 20 ...read more
Livelihood support rejuvenates the activities of farmers affected by the Ebola outbreak
 - 14/12/2015 - The declaration of the end of the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone brought relief to the government and citizens, after a 72 week-long outbreak that has caused over 3 500 ...read more
FAO-Belgium project avoided disruption of the large-scale locust control operations during the 2014/15 campaign in Madagascar
 - 11/12/2015 - Since April 2012, Madagascar is facing a Migratory Malagasy Locust plague that threatens the food security of 13 million people (60 percent of the population), 9 million of whom rely ...read more
In Papua New Guinea one third of the population is affected by drought and frost
 - 09/12/2015 - Vivian Jones, her oldest boy David and other three sons are living on a single meal a day – down from the three they used to eat. Frost and drought ...read more
FAO and the Government of South Sudan triples capacity of livestock cold chain
 - 08/12/2015 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with the national Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Industry (MLFI), has more than tripled the number of refrigerators ...read more
Northeast Nigeria: making a difference where it is needed most
 - 02/12/2015 - In Northeast Nigeria, insecurity has forced millions of people to leave their homes and in the process lose their livelihoods, predominantly based on agriculture. A large number of them have found ...read more