- East and Central Africa continues to face acute and chronic emergencies that severely impact the vulnerability of rural communities who are affected by food insecurity, gender inequalities and HIV/AIDS. The region also experiences a large number of conflicts and human rights violations which restricts development and significantly increases human suffering. ...read more
- The Horn of Africa (HoA) is one of the most food-insecure regions in the world. The 2011 drought affected more than 13 million people at the peak of the crisis, causing massive food insecurity and famine.
Given the complex nature of crises affecting the region, which often occur simultaneously and can ...read more
Since April 2012, Madagascar has been facing a serious locust plague of the Malagasy Migratory Locust, that threatens the livelihoods of 13 million people in the country, nine million of whom earn a living from agriculture. Locust infestations, if untreated, could wipe out food crops and livestock grazing lands – ...read more
- Agricultural livelihoods and food security for the 1.6 million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have been devastated by the ongoing blockade since June 2007, only partially eased in June 2010. The blockade policy consists of tight restrictions on the movement of products, services, and people in and out of Gaza. ...read more
- In the West Bank and Gaza Strip (WBGS), recurrent conflict and restrictions over natural resources, markets and services are depriving families of their basic needs for survival and placing their ability to cope under severe strain.
Food security and livelihoods have been directly impacted by controls on the movement of people ...read more
- Through its disaster risk reduction (DRR) activities, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) seeks to protect livelihoods from shocks, to make food production systems more resilient and more capable of absorbing the impact of, and recovering from, disruptive events.
Disaster risk reduction protects development investments in the ...read more
Large population movements are reported as a consequence of the Mali conflict. It is estimated that there are currently 292 648 IDPs in Mali and 175 211 refugees in neighboring countries, mainly Burkina Faso, Mauritania and the Niger.
The FAO/WFP Food Security estimates that 585 000 people are food insecure in ...read more