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 - Background and purpose The impact of the 2015‒2016 El Niño weather phenomenon has been one of the most intense and widespread in the past one hundred years. The agriculture, food security and nutritional status of more than 60 million people around the globe is affected by El Niño-related droughts, floods and ...read more
04/07/2016
 - Key messages 19 out of 22 governorates are facing Emergency (Phase 4) and Crisis (Phase 3) levels of food insecurity. At least 26 percent of the population is living under Emergency levels of food insecurity. The humanitarian crisis will turn into a humanitarian disaster unless urgent funding is received to meet immediate food ...read more
01/07/2016
 - Locust situation From the end of the first dekad of May 2016, the dry and cool season gradually set in throughout the Great Island, causing the vegetation to dry out, thus leading to less favorable conditions for the Malagasy Migratory Locust, which may subsequently form new groups. During May, groups of ...read more
30/06/2016
 - The Dry Corridor in Central America, in particular Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, is experiencing one of the worst droughts of the last ten years with over 3.5 million in need of humanitarian assistance. Smallscale producers and rural communities remain the most vul-nerable to drought, an important socio-economic phenomenon given ...read more
29/06/2016
 - Context The agricultural sector in Lebanon, and particularly the milk and dairy sector, isa major source of income for poor rural communities. This is especially the case for households who do not own land. Almost 60 percent of livestock farmers in Lebanon depend on dairy as their main source of living ...read more
23/06/2016
 - L'essentiel: Au Tchad, l’insécurité alimentaire s’est aggravée par rapport aux trois dernières années dans les régions de la bande sahélienne. Des précipitations moyennes à légèrement excédentaires sont très probables sur toute la bande sahélienne. Situation humanitaire toujours alarmante dans le bassin du Lac Tchad malgré la diminution du nombre de réfugiés et de ...read more
23/06/2016
 - The South Sudan Resilience Strategy has been developed to bridge the humanitarian and development frameworks. Building on FAO’s portfolio of interventions in South Sudan over the past three years, the objective is to increase the resilience of livelihoods, including the protection of the most vulnerable population groups, and enhance livelihood-based ...read more
20/06/2016
 - Sustainable development cannot be achieved without resilient livelihoods. FAO assists countries to increase the resilience of households, communities and institutions by helping them to effectively prevent and cope with threats and disasters that impact agriculture, food security and nutrition. To resume agricultural production after emergencies, farmers need to be seed ...read more
17/06/2016
 - Context The large influx of Syrian refugees into Lebanon - an estimated 1.5 million people- poses a major challenge for the country. Many refugees arrive with a substantial number of unvaccinated livestock, increasing the risk of transboundary animal diseases (TADs) in their host country. The impact on agriculture is particularly worrying, ...read more
17/06/2016
 - Key messages Damage to livestock due to the earthquakes is estimated at USD 10.1 million, while damage to agriculture is USD 28.6 million. With much of the country relying on subsistence production to meet their food needs, restoring agriculture and livestock-based livelihoods is essential to revive these sectors. Since April 2015, FAO ...read more
16/06/2016