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 - Climate-driven hazards and conflicts are increasing in intensity and frequency. The impact on local economies, people’s lives and their livelihoods has similarly increased. Approximately 8 out of 10 people who are acutely food insecure rely on crops, fisheries, livestock or forestry assets for their survival. However, one crisis can follow ...read more
07/06/2019
 - Four decades of conflict and recurrent natural disasters have debilitated Afghanistan’s institutions and weakened the resilience of its people, making it nearly impossible for communities to adequately cope with further shocks. In 2018, the most severe drought in decades, compounded by conflict, a significant economic downturn, plant pests, animal diseases, ...read more
03/05/2019
 - Conflict, political instability and insecurity have fuelled the crisis in Libya, impacting individuals and families as well as the country’s economy and institutions. Resulting waves of displacement and the protracted nature of the situation has affected the ability of households to withstand additional impacts, while the erosion of purchasing power ...read more
04/04/2019
 - This year’s Global Report on Food Crises highlights the plight of millions of people who must fight every day against acute hunger and malnutrition. More than 113 million people across 53 countries experienced acute hunger requiring urgent food, nutrition and livelihoods assistance (IPC/CH Phase 3 or above) in 2018. The worst ...read more
02/04/2019
 - 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 resource partner's ...read more
20/03/2019
 - 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
 - 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
 - This report, facilitated by the Food Security Information Network (FSIN) and produced under the Global Network Against Food Crises, provides United Nations Security Council (UNSC) members with an overview of the magnitude, severity and drivers of acute food insecurity in eight countries and regions that have the world’s highest burden ...read more
28/01/2019
 - Since 25 August 2017, more than 700 000 Rohingya refugees fled Myanmar to seek safety in Cox’s Bazar in the span of a few months, which increased the total number of refugees in the area to 907 000. This exodus became one of the fastest growing refugee crises in the ...read more
18/12/2018
 - Drought response The results of the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis, released in October 2018, show that Afghanistan is experiencing a major livelihood crisis – primarily caused by severe drought, which limits food production and depletes farmers’ and livestock keepers’ assets and livelihoods. Years of civil conflict and instability as ...read more
23/11/2018
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