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 - Cash and vouchers are tools that provide support to men and women that are food insecure, living in poverty or experiencing other forms of vulnerabilities. FAO implements various types of programmes, including: cash transfers, cash for work, cash+, input trade fairs and voucher programmes.
17/05/2017
 - 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
 - The Global Early Warning - Early Action System (EWEA) 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) ...read more
28/04/2017
 -  The Special Fund for Emergency and Rehabilitation Activities (SFERA) enables the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to take rapid and effective action in response to food and agricultural threats and emergencies. The Fund has three components: (i) a working capital component to advance funds once a ...read more
24/04/2017
 - 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