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 - In 2018, FAO significantly scaled up its assistance to Yemen, reaching millions of vulnerable Yemenis through a mixture of crop and vegetable seeds, fishing gear, poultry production kits, cash support, animal health campaigns, restocking and animal feed, as well as value chain development. FAO’s animal vaccination and treatment campaigns reached over ...read more
19/03/2019
 - The main types of energy resources in northeastern Nigeria are firewood and charcoal. When using inefficient energy technologies, such as open fires, the demand for these energy resources is high. In response, FAO is implementing SAFE. With the support of Norway and in partnership with the International Centre for Energy, ...read more
11/03/2019
 - Highlights: Workshop on Case Study Development for Animal Disease Investigation and Surveillance in Qingdao
08/03/2019
 - Key points The latest IPC analysis (October 2018) indicates that the number of people severely food insecure has increased compared with the previous analysis (March 2018) ‒ from 1.6 to 1.9 million ‒ but is slightly lower than the projection for August 2018 (2 million), showing that despite the assistance provided ...read more
07/03/2019
 - Yemen is the world’s largest humanitarian crisis where the population faces constant threats to their lives and livelihoods. The ongoing conflict has led to a severe economic decline and collapsed essential services, taking an enormous toll on the population and exacerbating existing vulnerabilities. The expansion of the conflict has also ...read more
05/03/2019
 - Haiti is regularly hit by extreme climatic events that have seriously increased vulnerabilities in the country, particularly in rural areas and among agriculture-based livelihood communities. Almost every year since 2014, Haiti has been affected by episodes of drought and erratic distribution of rainfall. Compounding the humanitarian situation were the devastating ...read more
04/03/2019
 - Key points The results of the latest IPC analysis (August 2018) indicate that the number of people in IPC Phase 4 (emergency) is 3.5 million – a significant increase compared with the analysis of June 2017 – in 12 of the country’s 26 provinces, including in Ituri, Kasai, Kasai Central, Haut ...read more
28/02/2019
 - Forecast for the period january-March 2019 During the period January to March 2019, Food Chain Crisis (FCC) threats are expected to occur in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe, where they may persist within a country, spread to neighbouring countries, remain latent, or re-emerge or amplify. The dynamics and likelihood of occurrence ...read more
08/02/2019
 - Farmers and agropastoralists across Southern Africa are facing El Niño conditions for the second time in three years. This is occurring in a region where the most vulnerable are still grappling with the impacts of a strong drought episode in 2015/16, which had already weakened their capacity to produce food. ...read more
08/02/2019
 - It’s time to change the way disasters are managed. Thanks to innovative early warning systems, anticipating risks and timely action is now easier. FAO is transforming its approach to humanitarian assistance – mitigating and preventing instead of reacting. Early Warning Early Action strengthens resilience and eases pressure on limited humanitarian ...read more
01/02/2019