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 - Markets in Somalia are functioning. There is food on their shelves – but scarcity and high prices have pushed it out of the reach of many. FAO unconditional cash relief payments and cash-for-work projects are putting desperately-needed money into the pockets of rural families at high risk. Giving people cash ...read more
30/06/2017
 - FAO interventions to reinforce rural livelihoods are holding the line against worsening food insecurity, mitigating displacement pressures, reducing the overall humanitarian burden, laying the groundwork for a faster pivot to post-crisis recovery, and building greater resilience to future shocks. Back-to-back failed harvests have left Somali farmers in debt, out of cash, ...read more
30/06/2017
 - FAO has taken and is taking several actions in response to FAW: A Framework for the Coordinated Management of Fall Armyworm in Africa: Based on the actions points and recommendations identified in the All Africa Consultation meeting in Nairobi, FAO has formulated a region-wide multi-stakeholder Framework for the Coordinated Management of ...read more
30/06/2017
 - Highlights Preposition of inputs for second planting season in the Greater Equatoria region is underway, ready for distribution before August. FAO currently working with the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security to investigate outbreak of the Fallarmyworm in Magwi, and extent of damage to crops. According to latest IPC analysis 6.01 million people ...read more
30/06/2017
 - The CASH+ approach is a flexible methodology of intervention geared towards restoring resilient livelihoods. This social protection approach combines two complementary modes of intervention, namely cash transfers and productive assistance, in order to create synergies thus increasing their respective impacts.
28/06/2017
 - This report aims to provide an overview of the food security situation in conflict-affected countries and to provide regular monitoring of the food security situation in the countries currently being monitored by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). The analysis takes into consideration the complexity of conflict and illustrates its ...read more
23/06/2017
 - Highlights A severe drought in 2016 and early 2017 severely impacted the 2016/17 maha harvest with 45 percent reduction in the production of paddy crop. In addition, production prospects for the 2017 secondary yala paddy crop, to be harvested during the months of July and August 2017, are unfavourable due to limited ...read more
23/06/2017
 - Key points Insecurity in the country has increased, especially for humanitarian workers - between January 2016 and April 2017, 29 percent of incidents of violence against humanitarian workers registered worldwide, occurred in the Central African Republic. The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission (MINUSCA) has recently become a target of the ...read more
22/06/2017
 - Key messages Rural livelihoods are people’s best 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 of hunger, providing them with ...read more
14/06/2017
 -  This information sheet presents some key facts on an emerging threat to public health globally which can cause severe respiratory infections in humans: the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). It also describes the One Health coordinating role of FAO in reducing the risk of MERS-CoV at the human-animal inter- ...read more
13/06/2017