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 - The number of woredas (districts) of Ethiopia requiring urgent humanitarian response has returned to levels not seen since the height of El Niño drought impacts in 2016, and have increased in terms of total number affected and those classified as Priority 1. Of the 461 current hotspots, nearly half (228) ...read more
13/07/2017
 - Despite good food supplies, the Sahel and West Africa remain marked by persistent food insecurity, exacerbated by the resurgence of armed attacks in the Lake Chad basin, in northern Mali and in the Liptako-Gourma region, which covers parts of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger. Based on the Cadre harmonisé’s projections for ...read more
12/07/2017
 - Key messages Restoring agricultural livelihoods is a priority to avoid a further deterioration of the food security situation of displaced people and host communities in the coming months. Funds received thus far will be key to support crisis-hit farmers and herders during the rainy season; however, additional resources are needed to continue ...read more
12/07/2017
 - The world faces one of the largest food crises in 70 years, with 20 million people in four countries — northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen — at risk of famine. If no action is taken, an additional 10 million will be threatened by famine. Famine has already been declared ...read more
06/07/2017
 - Tras más de cincuenta años de conflicto armado interno, Colombia vive un momento de esperanza después de la firma del Acuerdo de Paz entre el gobierno colombiano y la guerrilla de las FARC-EP en noviembre de 2016. En este contexto, la Representación de la FAO en Colombia ha elaborado un “Marco ...read more
05/07/2017
 - Highlights 17 million people are food insecure while a staggering seven million people do not know where their next meal is coming from and are at risk of famine. Acute food insecurity is expected to deteriorate further without an immediate scale up of emergency food and livelihood assistance programs. Some 124 000 suspected ...read more
04/07/2017
 - 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 ...read more
03/07/2017
 - 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
 - Three years of drought have taken a heavy toll on the rangelands and water supplies that Somalia’s 7+ million pastoralists rely on to keep their animals alive and healthy. Livestock are their most important possessions – trade items bartered for food and other essentials; high-value assets used as collateral; the ...read more
30/06/2017
 - Back-to-back failed harvests in 2016 pushed Somali farming families into an untenable position. Their much-reduced carry-over seed stores were quickly used up. Many went into debt to feed their families, buying food on markets. Others liquidated hard-to-replace assets. As the 2017 Gu planting season approached, vulnerable agropastoral households were stretched ...read more
30/06/2017