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 - The vulnerabilities of people living with HIV are considerably exacerbated by the effects of humanitarian crises: HIV is an “emergency within the emergency”. Food and nutrition insecurity is both a driver of the epidemic and a consequence of the impact of AIDS: it increases susceptibility to, transmissibility of, and exposure to ...read more
 - Key points: A situation of food insecurity still prevails in Northern Mali Good rains recorded in August and September mitigate the effects of late start of rains In Niger and Nigeria principally, floods damage households’ livelihoods Start of seasonal decrease of cereal prices in most markets of Sahel, in Benin and in Liberia.  
 -  The lean season continues in the Sahel, and the poorest households are still facing difficulties accessing adequate food. Floods have caused crop losses and affected livelihoods in the Niger and Nigeria. With the USD 20.9 million received so far in 2013, FAO is assisting more than 1.7 million beneficiaries by supporting food ...read more
 - Afin de passer en revue les actions menées par la FAO face à la crise au Sahel en 2012 et de partager les bonnes pratiques, le Bureau Sous-régional des Urgences et de la Réhabilitation de la FAO-Afrique de l’Ouest/Sahel a organisé à Dakar du 4 au 6 décembre 2012 un ...read more
 - Gender equality is central to FAO’s mandate to achieve food security by raising the levels of nutrition, improving agricultural productivity and natural resources management, and improving the lives of rural populations. Crises, conflicts or natural disasters do not affect everybody equally. In wartime, women and children disproportionally suffer; in natural disasters, ...read more
 - FAO is guided by international humanitarian, refugee and human rights law, including the right to adequate food. FAO has endorsed and encourages all responsible parties to follow the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement. FAO advocates a ‘twin track’ approach in displacement settings, aiming to save and support lives and livelihoods of ...read more
 - FAO supports cash-based transfer (CT) programmes linked to agriculture and food security that promote markets and decent rural employment, and increase access to agricultural inputs, goods, services and essential infrastructure by rural populations. CTs should be embedded within an agriculture programme approach. The decision to use cashbased transfers in conjunction with, ...read more
 - FAO is committed to placing accountability to people affected by disaster and conflict at the core of its emergency policy and practice, from preparedness and the onset of an emergency, through all phases of the programme cycle. Accountability to affected populations (AAP) is a people-centred approach, sensitive to the dignity of ...read more
 - During the past few weeks, prevailing southwesterly winds and vegetation drying-­‐out favored the movement of swarms from the outbreak area (southwest of Madagascar) towards the western and northeastern parts of the invasion area. More reports of swarms as well as damage to young plants of rice and maize were reported from ...read more
 - Dans ce numéro : Nouvel Objectif Stratégique 5 de la FAO Réduction des Risques de Catastrophe et agriculture Situation toujours précaire au Sahel Un projet innovant pour la résilience Initiative AGIR La FAO soutient la production agricole au Libéria