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 - The United States Agency for International Development and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations are working together to keep the world safe from infectious disease threats. Their two key programmes – Global Health Security Agenda and Emerging Pandemic Threats – are building animal health capacity to prevent, ...read more
07/03/2018
 - Since 25 August 2017, 671 000 Rohingya refugees escaping violence in Myanmar have sought protection in Cox’s Bazar district, Bangladesh, increasing the area’s refugee population to 884 000. Some 91 percent live in highly congested makeshift settlements and camps. The refugees are in urgent need of emergency food and nutrition support. ...read more
05/03/2018
 - Since 2013, the Boko Haram insurgency in northeastern Nigeria has caused a significant humanitarian crisis resulting in massive socio-economic and human losses. A total of 1.9 million people fled their homes losing their livelihoods, and 75 percent of them are currently with host communities, putting an additional burden on already ...read more
05/03/2018
 - Key messages In 2017, FAO supported over 1.8 million people through the provision of seeds, fertilizers and livestock and cash-based assistance in northeastern Nigeria’s three most affected States - Adamawa, Borno and Yobe. In December 2017, FAO reached 90 percent of identified beneficiaries for the dry season programme that aims to boost ...read more
12/02/2018
 - Protecting livelihoods by providing emergency agricultural assistance from the onset of a crisis is crucial to save lives, while enabling people to produce food and earn an income. Rapid and efficient response to agricultural threats and emergencies saves lives, promotes recovery and reduces the gap between dependency on food assistance ...read more
08/02/2018
 - In 2017 famine reared its head, but the international community gave generously and mobilized rapidly to successfully prevent its spread. The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017 reported both a rise in the absolute number of people affected by chronic hunger since 2014 and an increase ...read more
08/02/2018
 - Highlights: Multi-sectors work together to strengthen agricultural collaboration under the Belt and Road Initiative Applying new technology to enhance H7N9 control through rapid detection and response FAO, WHO and OIE hold tripartite teleconference to exchange information on influenza A (H7N9) New member of FAO China ECTAD Office
31/01/2018
 - FAO has taken and is taking several actions in response to Fall Armyworm: FAO projects: Since the onset of FAW, FAO has undertaken several actions to strengthen African countries’ capacities to respond to FAW through Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP) projects and other funding mechanisms. So far, as of January 2018, a ...read more
31/01/2018
 - In the context of increasing humanitarian crises, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Food Programme are committed, alongside Member States, to provide decision makers and the public at large with transparent and harmonized information to increase accountability by all.
11/01/2018
 - The Global Early Warning - Early Action System (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) through its EWEA. The system aims to translate forecasts and early warnings into anticipatory action. This report specifically highlights: HIGH RISK: Yemen (risk of famine due to accessibility restrictions and further ...read more
04/01/2018