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 - Highlights Humanitarian needs in Ethiopia are increasing primarily in southern and southeastern pastoral areas due to the failure of the 2016 deyr/hagaya (October to December) rains and below-average and erratic 2017 gu/genna (March to May) rains. Drought is heavily impacting the livelihoods of livestock-dependent communities, with extremely limited pasture and water causing ...read more
15/05/2017
 - Key messages Rural livelihoods provide a critical defence against famine. Interventions that reinforce rural livelihoods meet immediate food needs, mitigate displacement pressures, reduce the overall humanitarian burden, and lay the groundwork for recovery. FAO is delivering large-scale, strategic combinations of assistance to rural people at high risk, providing them with cash-transfers for ...read more
12/05/2017
 - HIGHLIGHTS As the Syrian war enters its seventh year, food production remains at a record low. Hunger is rampant and deepening across the country with over half the population unable to meet their daily food needs. Approximately 7 million people will be food insecure in 2017 and a further 2 million are ...read more
04/05/2017
 - This report provides a forward-looking summary of major risks to agriculture and food security including their likelihood and the extent of their probable impact. It is a product of the analysis provided by existing FAO information and Early Warning systems (GIEWS, FCC-EMPRES, IPC) and, where necessary, external information, acting as ...read more
28/04/2017
 - Highlights Severe food insecurity continues to threaten 17 million people, according to the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis. A total of 6.8 million people, about a quarter of the population, are living under ‘emergency’ levels (IPC Phase 4) of food insecurity. Another 10.2 million people are now in a ...read more
20/04/2017
 - 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. Limited funding received in 2016 for livelihood interventions is a major concern, especially in northeastern Nigeria where 5.2 million people will suffer from severe ...read more
06/04/2017
 - Highlights 26 new trainees embarked on the journey to become field epidemiologists – CFETPV 4th cohort 1st module on outbreak investigation. FAO and WHO in China gather partners to discuss Influenza H7N9 situation. FAO China ECTAD attendance at the meeting of global coordination for antimicrobial resistance.
05/04/2017
 - This information fact sheet sets out to show how an SMS Gateway system developed by FAO has been used to improve rural communication, support animal disease crisis management and contribute to livelihood resilience for small-scale farmers. Focusing on the case study of avian influenza in Bangladesh, the information factsheet explores ...read more
05/04/2017
 - Une vision commune Suite aux élections présidentielles de février 2016, la République centrafricaine est retournée à l’ordre constitutionnel, après près de trois ans de conflits armés et d’une transition politique. En organisant des élections libres et démocratiques, les centrafricains ont tourné une page de leur histoire. La communauté internationale les a ...read more
05/04/2017
 - The objective of this good practice fact sheet is to provide guidance on using remote sensing technology in a developing country environment, in particular to verify infrastructure rehabilitation. The document explores how the technology can be used to monitor improvements made as part of a Cash for Work programme, providing ...read more
04/04/2017