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 - This tool-kit has been formulated as a joint effort between FAO and the International Labour Organization (ILO). As currently designed, the LAT is aimed collecting information - at community level and the existing livelihood groups - on people’s ability to make a living before and after sudden onset natural disasters ...read more
 - Following the droughts in 2006 and 2008, the present shortfall in precipitation for this year is compounding the water shortage situation in the West Bank. This deepening crisis is exasperating the perilous position of many rural communities. Drought is now becoming a chronic event and the response needs to be ...read more
 - Volume 3: Evaluation initiale de l’impact sur les moyens d’existence Entre juin 2005 et juin 2006, 404 catastrophes liées aux risques naturels ont été enregistrées dans 115 pays, ayant causé la mort de plus de 93 000 personnes, affecté presque 157 millions de personnes et ayant engendré des pertes économiques d’une ...read more
 - As the shaky ceasefires announced in Israel and Gaza on 17 and 18 January continue, FAO staff and partners can survey the full extent of the damage inflicted on agricultural property and assets by the recent armed conflict in the Gaza Strip. Operation Cast Lead, lasting from 27 December until ...read more
 - The recent conflict in the Gaza Strip has seen extensive damage inflicted on local infrastructure, with preliminary estimates placing the financial extent of the destruction at almost USD 1 billion. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and other agencies believe that almost all of Gaza’s 10 ...read more
 - These guidelines provide basic information and practical guidance for anyone who participates in a FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM) - whether as a FAO/WFP core team member, a government or other agency participant, or a donor observer. They can also be of use to organizations and individuals ...read more
 - The risk of natural hazard varies from moderate to high across Myanmar and is characterized essentially by small- and medium-scale but frequent events. Cyclone Nargis (2 and 3 May 2008) is by far the most devastating natural disaster in Myanmar’s history. It has brought to the fore the extreme vulnerability, ...read more
 - La République de Djibouti (pays situé dans la Corne de l’Afrique, à l’entrée sud de la Mer Rouge – 23.200 km2 avec 372 km de côtes – 650 000 habitants dont plus de 80% concentrés en milieu urbain avec près de 75% à Djibouti-ville – partageant ses frontières avec l’Erythrée, ...read more
 - La declaratoria de emergencia del Gobierno del Perú de Junio 2008 motivada por las bajas temperaturas afectando a 11 departamentos y 40 provincias del país, alertó sobre el impacto de estos fenómenos climáticos en los modos de vida agropecuarios. Ante esta situación, la FAO, instituciones y autoridades locales, desarrolla iniciativas ...read more
 - Las comunidades de pequeños agricultores y alpaqueros de subsistencia en las zonas altoandinas más afectadas por las bajas temperaturas del 2008 en el Perú, empiezan a salir adelante gracias a una intervención de emergencia financiada por la Comisión Europea. Dichas poblaciones, ubicadas en la sierra central y sur a más ...read more