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 - Key messages Without agriculture and livestock support, many farmers and herders won’t be able to secure food and income and will remain extremely vulnerable to the effects of the conflict and economic crisis. Assessments conducted by the Food Security Cluster – co-led by FAO and WFP – indicate an alarming deterioration of ...read more
 - Key messages Damage to crops and livestock is estimated at USD 104 million, while damages to fisheries (not yet fully assessed) arealso critical. With much of the country relying on subsistence production to meet their food needs, restoring agricultureand fishery-based livelihoods is essential to avoid dependency on food aid in the ...read more
 - As results of the heavy rains attributed to El-Niño event, since October 2015, more than 25 000 households have been directly affected by floods in six assessed regions of the United Republic of Tanzania namely Arusha, Dodoma, Mara, Morogoro, Mwanza, and Shinyanaga. This has had severe repercussion on the livelihood ...read more
 - Key messages Humanitarian needs in Ethiopia have tripled since the beginning of 2015 as one of the strongest El Niño events on record has caused severe drought, leading to successive crop failures and widespread livestock deaths. Food insecurity and malnutrition rates remain high. Insufficient access to and availability of food has caused ...read more
 - Highlights 13.5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, with the crisis now in its sixth year. 6.5 million people are displaced internally, and 4.8 million people are registered refugees in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. 8.7 million people are food insecure – half of the people remaining in Syria. In 2015, ...read more
 - Featured Stories FAO and DA take agriculture disaster risk reduction to the next level Restoring livelihoods of typhoon-hit farmers in Central Luzon Pikit farmers acquire livelihood and disaster risk reduction skills Regional food security initiatives gain momentum in the Philippines Fisheries Improvement Plans adopted by 11 coastal communities FAO’s Typhoon Haiyan experience: Building back better means ...read more
 - Diagnostic Durant la 1ère décade de janvier 2016, selon les relevés du Centre national antiacridien et au regard des besoins du Criquet migrateur malgache solitaire, la pluviosité était faible à moyenne dans l’Aire de multiplication initiale et l’Aire transitoire de multiplication, sauf dans le sud de l'Aire transitoire de multiplication Centre. ...read more
 - The flooding and devastation caused in Myanmar by Cyclone Komen in July-August last year has exacerbated food insecurity for poor rural communities living in Myanmar’s hardest-hit regions and highlighted their vulnerability to withstand similar emergencies in the future. An assessment mission conducted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN ...read more
 - Keys points: Continued deterioration of the food situation of displaced populations in the Lake Chad basin. Increased number of displaced people in Nigeria and Mali. Continuation of the recession and off-season crops activities in most areas of the region. Cereal supplies are deemed generally satisfactory in the region.
 - Highlights With a projected population of about 11.8 million people in mid-2016, the overall cereal deficit in January-December 2016 marketing year is estimated at about 380 000 tonnes, over 130 000 tonnes (54 percent) more than the deficit estimated for 2015. In late 2015, 49 percent of South Sudan’s population was food ...read more