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 - Context The large influx of Syrian refugees into Lebanon - an estimated 1.5 million people- poses a major challenge for the country. Many refugees arrive with a substantial number of unvaccinated livestock, increasing the risk of transboundary animal diseases (TADs) in their host country. The impact on agriculture is particularly worrying, ...read more
17/06/2016
 - Key messages Damage to livestock due to the earthquakes is estimated at USD 10.1 million, while damage to agriculture is USD 28.6 million. With much of the country relying on subsistence production to meet their food needs, restoring agriculture and livestock-based livelihoods is essential to revive these sectors. Since April 2015, FAO ...read more
16/06/2016
 - Highlights 13.5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, with the crisis now in its sixth year. 6.5 million people are displaced internally, and 4.8 million people are registered refugees in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. 8.7 million people are food insecure – half of the people remaining in Syria. In 2015, ...read more
15/06/2016
 - Diagnostic Durant la 1ère décade de février 2016, selon les relevés du Centre national antiacridien et les besoins du Criquet migrateur malgache solitaire, la pluviosité favorable se limitait à l’Aire transitoire de multiplication Sud et l’Aire de densation Centre et Sud. Elle était souvent excédentaire à hyper-excédentaire dans l’Aire de multiplication ...read more
15/06/2016
 - Over the past decade, the Sahel region has witnessed recurrent and multiple shocks. Droughts, floods, conflicts and insecurity have led to the reduction of the most vulnerable populations’ meager assets and capacity to withstand future crises. In a context of extreme poverty and increased exposure to multiple hazards, their food ...read more
14/06/2016
 - Diagnostic Durant la 3ème décade de janvier 2016, selon les relevés du Centre national antiacridien et les besoins du Criquet migrateur malgache solitaire, la pluviosité favorable se limitait à l’Aire de multiplication initiale Centre et à l’Aire transitoire multiplication des compartiments Nord et Centre. Elle était généralement insuffisante pour les besoins ...read more
14/06/2016
 - Key messages Without agriculture and livestock support, many farmers and herders won’t be able to secure food and income and will remain extremely vulnerable to the effects of the conflict and economic crisis. Assessments conducted by the Food Security Cluster – co-led by FAO and WFP – indicate an alarming deterioration of ...read more
13/06/2016
 - Key messages After missing three consecutive agricultural seasons, restoring agricultural livelihoods is a priority for host communities and displaced people to avoid the deterioration of the food security situation during the lean season (May – September). Limited funding received in 2016 for food security and livelihoods interventions is of major concern for ...read more
08/06/2016
 - Key messages As a result of the socio-political crisis and floods, rural and urban populations in Burundi have sold part of their assets, crops and small livestock, causing the deterioration of their already fragile livelihoods. An estimated 90 000 people were affected by the El Niño phenomenon (heavy rains, strong winds, floods ...read more
08/06/2016
 - Context Food production in the Gaza Strip is constrained by an arid environment and limited access to steady sources of water. This threatens the food security and nutrition of local communities, which is further undermined by a wider context of protracted crisis and continued restricted access to critical livelihood resources for ...read more
07/06/2016