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 - The persistent gap between humanitarian needs and the resources to meet them continues to grow. Multi-year financing is often presented as a key tool for improving the allocation and effectiveness of humanitarian aid to protracted crises. It is also looked upon as an investment in actions across the humanitarian-development nexus ...read more
10/11/2017
 - Highlights World Food Day was celebrated on 16 October, with the a very relevant theme for South Sudan: “Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development”. The procurement process is underway for the 2018 main season. Dry season and rapid response activities planned in Greater Upper Nile and Greater ...read more
07/11/2017
 - Highlights 17 million people are food insecure, a staggering seven million of whom are at risk of famine. Acute food insecurity is expected to deteriorate further without continued, scaled up emergency food and livelihood assistance programmes. Air, sea, land blockade further exacerbating the availability and prices of fuel and basic food commodities. Domestic ...read more
04/11/2017
 - Highlights With 2 million people food insecure, ongoing military conflicts, and winter approaching, the plight of millions of Iraqis, many of whom depend on agriculture for their livelihoods, might worsen. Military operations and instability in places such as western Anbar, Diyala, Kirkuk, Salah al-Din, Erbil and Ninewa have forced 2.9 million internally ...read more
03/11/2017
 - Key messages To help alleviate food insecurity in the northeastern Nigeria states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, for the 2017 rainy season FAO provided 138 801 households (25% women-headed) with enough seed and fertilizer to meet their food needs for six months. About 41% of the beneficiaries were returnees, 38% were ...read more
01/11/2017
 - Key points: The agricultural production is expected to be overall average to above-average in West Africa and the Sahel. Fodder deficits persist in the extreme North-East of Chad, the pastoral zone of Niger, Northern Senegal and the agro-pastoral zone of Mauritania. The Fall Armyworm continues to spread in the region, the situation remains ...read more
31/10/2017
 - This information sheet focuses on the work that the International Food Safety Authorities Network (INFOSAN) – a global network jointly managed by FAO and WHO – is doing to prevent, prepare, and respond to food safety events and emergencies. INFOSAN contributes to efficient prevention and control of cross-border spread of ...read more
31/10/2017
 -  Forced migration is a crisis centred in developing countries. At its root are the same ten conflicts which have accounted for the majority of the forcibly displaced every year since 1991, consistently hosted by about 15 countries – also overwhelmingly in the developing world. Most drivers of violence – and resulting cycles of ...read more
27/10/2017
 - FAO has taken and is taking several actions in response to Fall Armyworm: FAO projects: Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP) projects on FAW management are ongoing in Central Africa (Sao Tomé and Principe, since July 2016 and Democratic Republic of Congo, since March 2017). In response to the request of many countries, ...read more
24/10/2017
 - The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is experiencing a protracted humanitarian crisis. Extreme poverty, a fragile security context and intensified inter-community conflict have rendered communities increasingly vulnerable. 7.7 million people are facing crisis and emergency levels of food insecurity (phases 3 and 4), representing 11 percent of the rural ...read more
12/10/2017