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 - The intensity and frequency of natural hazards and conflicts is increasing, and they are leaving in their wake an unprecedented level of humanitarian needs. Natural hazards alone occur nearly five times as often today as 40 years ago. The number of people displaced by conflict, meanwhile, is the highest ever ...read more
01/11/2019
 - Since the beginning of 2018, Burkina Faso has been facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis. The rapid deterioration of insecurity has resulted in the displacement of nearly half a million people. Difficult field access, the destruction of production infrastructures, livestock loss and looting, as well as the intensification of intercommunal conflict, ...read more
31/10/2019
 -  Late rains, extended dry periods, two major cyclones and economic challenges have proved a recipe for disaster for food security and livelihoods across Southern Africa. Currently, 9.3 million people are severely food insecure in the nine most affected countries – a figure that could rise to over 12 million at the ...read more
28/10/2019
 - The United States Agency for International Development and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations are working together to keep the world safe from infectious disease threats. Their two key programmes – Global Health Security Agenda and Emerging Pandemic Threats – are building animal health capacity to prevent, ...read more
27/10/2019
 - Key points According to preliminary results of the latest IPC analysis (October 2019), which have yet to be endorsed by the Government of the Central African Republic, the number of people severely food insecure for September 2019-April 2020 has slightly decreased compared with the previous analysis (June 2019) ‒ from 1.81 ...read more
22/10/2019
 -  Food insecurity remains widespread in Cameroon, particularly in the northern part of the country, which is affected by drought, floods and violence. Violence in the North‑West and South‑West regions has led to increasing displacement, which in turn has disrupted agricultural activities and worsened food security levels in areas where 70 percent ...read more
22/10/2019
 - Key messages Six months after Cyclone Idai ripped into central Mozambique, and almost five months after Cyclone Kenneth hit the northern provinces, the country is still dealing with the devastating consequences of these two major disasters. An estimated 1.6 million people are currently severely food insecure, and 67 000 children acutely malnourished, ...read more
21/10/2019
 - The Early Warning Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It provides a quarterly forward-looking analysis of major disaster risks to food security and agriculture, specifically highlighting: potential new emergencies resulting from imminent disaster threats new developments ...read more
18/10/2019
 - FAO has implemented three types of assistance in the Central African Republic for the 2019/20 agricultural campaign. Households benefited from agricultural inputs through direct distribution and input trade fairs, along with vouchers and cash transfers to set up small businesses. The expected results include increased food coverage, income generation and ...read more
18/10/2019
 - Highlights: FAO China ECTAD attendance at the the Inception Workshop for the FAO Regional Technical Cooperation Programme on African Swine Fever Emergency Preparedness and Response in East and Southeast Asia
17/10/2019