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 - Highlights 3.2 million people in Iraq are food insecure, including those who depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. Violence continues to force people to abandon their farms and agriculture-based livelihoods. Insecurity, water shortages and the lack or high cost of agricultural inputs continue to negatively affect the performance of the agriculture sector. Lack ...read more
03/07/2017
 - FAO has taken and is taking several actions in response to FAW: A Framework for the Coordinated Management of Fall Armyworm in Africa: Based on the actions points and recommendations identified in the All Africa Consultation meeting in Nairobi, FAO has formulated a region-wide multi-stakeholder Framework for the Coordinated Management of ...read more
30/06/2017
 - Highlights Preposition of inputs for second planting season in the Greater Equatoria region is underway, ready for distribution before August. FAO currently working with the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security to investigate outbreak of the Fallarmyworm in Magwi, and extent of damage to crops. According to latest IPC analysis 6.01 million people ...read more
30/06/2017
 - The CASH+ approach is a flexible methodology of intervention geared towards restoring resilient livelihoods. This social protection approach combines two complementary modes of intervention, namely cash transfers and productive assistance, in order to create synergies thus increasing their respective impacts.
28/06/2017
 - This report aims to provide an overview of the food security situation in conflict-affected countries and to provide regular monitoring of the food security situation in the countries currently being monitored by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). The analysis takes into consideration the complexity of conflict and illustrates its ...read more
23/06/2017
 - Highlights A severe drought in 2016 and early 2017 severely impacted the 2016/17 maha harvest with 45 percent reduction in the production of paddy crop. In addition, production prospects for the 2017 secondary yala paddy crop, to be harvested during the months of July and August 2017, are unfavourable due to limited ...read more
23/06/2017
 - Key points Insecurity in the country has increased, especially for humanitarian workers - between January 2016 and April 2017, 29 percent of incidents of violence against humanitarian workers registered worldwide, occurred in the Central African Republic. The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission (MINUSCA) has recently become a target of the ...read more
22/06/2017
 - Key messages Rural livelihoods are people’s best defence against famine. Interventions that reinforce rural livelihoods meet immediate food needs, mitigate displacement pressures, reduce the overall humanitarian burden and lay the groundwork for recovery. FAO is delivering large-scale, strategic combinations of assistance to rural people at high risk of hunger, providing them with ...read more
14/06/2017
 -  This information sheet presents some key facts on an emerging threat to public health globally which can cause severe respiratory infections in humans: the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). It also describes the One Health coordinating role of FAO in reducing the risk of MERS-CoV at the human-animal inter- ...read more
13/06/2017
 - Highlights 5.2 million people will face acute severe food insecurity in northeastern Nigeria (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States) during the next lean season (Cadre Harmonisé analysis released in March 2017) – immediate intervention is required to assist these populations. In 2017, FAO has requested USD 62 million under the Humanitarian Response Plan ...read more
12/06/2017