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 - The Technical Meeting on Understanding Ebola Virus at the animal-human interface was convened by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to determine the current status of the scientific knowledge on Ebola Viruses (EBOV), identify the major gaps that require further research studies, in order to better ...read more
12/05/2016
 - Key messages As a result of the socio-political crisis and floods, rural and urban populations in Burundi have sold part of their assets, crops and small livestock, causing the deterioration of their already fragile livelihoods. An estimated 90 000 people were affected by the El Niño phenomenon (heavy rains, strong winds, floods ...read more
11/05/2016
 - Key messages The food security and nutrition situation in Yemen will turn into a humanitarian disaster unless urgent funding is accessible for FAO to timely deliver the inputs needed to: meet the April/May cereal and vegetable planting season and the summer fishing season; and vaccinate livestock in time for winter. Around 14.4 ...read more
09/05/2016
 - Key points: Good agricultural production 2015-2016 are confirmed in the Sahel and West Africa. 6.7 million people are affected by food and nutrition insecurity with 4.2 million people displaced in the Sahel and West Africa due to civil insecurity prevailing in the Lake Chad Basin, northern Mali, Libya, Central African Republic and ...read more
06/05/2016
 - Since 1950s, Sudan has been intermittently devastated by civil wars and, in 2011, has split into two different nations, the Republic of Sudan (subject of the analysis) and the Republic of the South Sudan. Nowadays, almost half of the population of the Republic of Sudan is at or below the ...read more
03/05/2016
 - Context The large influx of Syrian refugees into Lebanon (an estimated 1.5 million) constitutes a major challenge across all sectors. The impact on the agriculture sector is particularly worrying, as this is the main source of income and livelihoods for a large proportion of the population – notably for the poorest ...read more
30/04/2016
 - The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)’s stand-by partnerships (SBP) are an invaluable source of support for FAO in emergencies as well as in protracted crisis situations. SBPs (Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC/NORCAP), Danish Refugee Council (DRC), iMMAP, CANADEM, RedR Australia and DFID) contribute to FAO’s mandate not only through ...read more
28/04/2016
 - Overview The current 2015-2016 El Niño cycle has been one of the strongest on record and has had significant impacts on agricultural production and food security across the globe. At present, the agriculture, food security and nutritional status of 60 million people is affected by El Niño-related droughts, floods and extreme ...read more
25/04/2016
 - Highlights FAO continues to support Government-led efforts to address and coordinate the response to food security and livelihood needs in the six districts most severely affected by the earthquakes: Dolakha, Dhading, Gorkha, Nuwakot, Rasuwa, and Sindhupalchowk. Since April 2015, FAO has reached close to 1.5 million people with agricultural inputs. Led by the ...read more
18/04/2016
 - Key messages Insecurity in Wau County is preventing farmers from preparing their lands in time for the coming rainy season. Without urgent support to increase access to necessary inputs, farmers and herders will remain extremely vulnerable to the devastating and compounding effects of conflict, climatic shocks and economic crisis. Soaring food prices, rapidly ...read more
18/04/2016