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Plan of Action for Malawi 2012-2016
 - The Republic of Malawi is among the poorest countries in the world. The country is frequently hit by disasters, with many people affected by shocks such as dry spells, flooding, crop and livestock diseases, high input prices, and unstable markets. These often result in the loss of lives, assets and ...read more
01/05/2012
Food Security and humanitarian implications in West Africa and the Sahel - FAO/WFP Joint Note, April 2012
 -  In Mali, the food situation, already critical before the taking of the North by the rebellion, remains very uncertain Risk of deterioration to extreme food insecurity in Chad and Mauritania by June if no proper or sufficient re-sponse is provided Grain prices increased in Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger and Chad The pastoral situation ...read more
26/04/2012
Urgent action to support the resilience of vulnerable populations - Version 2 April 2012
 - In October/November 2011, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) issued an alert in response to the food and nutrition crisis emerging in the Sahel. FAO, in support of national governments, and in collaboration with other humanitarian agencies operating in West ...read more
20/04/2012
The Women of Kanem
 - FAO supports food security in an effort to combat malnutrition in Chad - Kanem, a region in western Chad, has higher rates of chronic malnutrition than the rest of the country. Food insecurity, mainly affecting women and children, results from the low availability of food (low agricultural production owing to adverse weather conditions), decreased incomes that ...read more
12/04/2012
FAO Sudan Monthly Newsletter - April 2012
 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) recognizes that the structural solution to hunger lies in improving agricultural productivity in countries prone to food shortages. In Sudan, FAO helps farmers, herders, fishers and other vulnerable groups recover from crisis and improve their food security. FAO also works ...read more
02/04/2012
Horn of Africa Update: April 2012
 - The situation in the drought and conflict affected areas of the Greater Horn of Africa has generally improved since the onset of the crisis in 2011. However, an estimated 9 million people are still in need of assistance in the region. While significant gains were made in the aftermath of ...read more
01/04/2012
Pakistan Floods One Year On: From Relief to Recovery
 - The 2010 floods in Pakistan were one of the most devastating natural disasters of our times – described as a slow motion tsunami. Beginning in late July, unexpectedly severe monsoon rains caused flash and riverine floods which combined to affect almost one-fifth of the country’s land mass, an area larger ...read more
19/03/2012
Horn of Africa Drought - Urgent Needs: 90-day Plan
 - FAO has renewed its commitment to realizing a hunger-free Horn of Africa, basing its support on four main principles: (i) governments and peoples commit to a hunger-free Horn of Africa; (ii) policies and institutions ensure the realization of a hunger-free Horn; (iii) increased investment in agriculture and food security promotes peace and prosperity; ...read more
01/03/2012
Food Security and humanitarian implications in West Africa and the Sahel - FAO/WFP Joint Note, March 2012
 -  The ongoing political instability in Mali could compromise the effectiveness of the response to food and nutrition crisis The pastoral situation continues to deteriorate in most of the Sahel countries Markets: Grain prices are stable at high values in the Niger while they are increasing in Burkina Faso and Mali
01/03/2012