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 - Participants in the regional technical consultation on agricultural and food prospects in the Sahel and West Africa, held from 19 to 21 September 2016, in Lomé, Togo, draw the following conclusions: 1. As part of preparations for the agro-pastoral season, States and their partners provided support to farmers with inputs (seeds, ...read more
 - Key messages Around 12-13 million people in Iraq will likely need humanitarian aid by the end of 2016. Military operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Mosul and elsewhere are set to intensify over the coming months, which will likely result in a large number of newly ...read more
 - Situation overview The 2015/16 agricultural season in Southern Africa was the driest in 35 years. In a region where over 70 percent of the population is dependent on agriculture for their livelihoods, and following two, and in some cases three, consecutive years of drought, El Niño has had devastating impacts on the lives ...read more
 - Key messages In 2016, the food security situation in South Sudan deteriorated to alarming levels, particularly in areas that were previously considered safe. As the harvest season progresses, marginal improvements in food security are expected. Nonetheless, the extent of hunger is unprecedented, and the risk of famine is real for thousands of people. Information collection and analysis ...read more
 - Haiti was severely hit by drought for three consecutive years, which was exacerbated by the El Niño phenomenon in 2015. Food insecurity and malnutrition have worsened dramatically and according to the National Coordination on Food Security there are about 300 000 households severely food insecure (Phase 3 of the Integrated Food Security ...read more
 -  The latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) released in June 2016 confirms that 9 Governorates out of 22 are under Emergency (IPC Phase 4) and 10 Governorates are in Phase 3 (Crisis), with some governorates seeing as much as 70 percent of their population under severe food insecurity. The ...read more
 - Assessments are a crucial element of the entire humanitarian programme cycle, informing decision-making processes and response options. Those undertaken by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) primarily focus on the agricultural capacity, food security, nutrition and livelihoods of crisis-affected populations. The purpose of the Phased Agricultural Livelihood ...read more
 - Key messages  Food insecurity rates improved slightly but remain high, according to the newly released Mid-Year Review of Ethiopia’s Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD), with the number of people requiring food assistance moving from 10.2 million (January, 2016) to 9.7 million (August, 2016). Livestock sector needs have more than tripled since the start ...read more
 - Against the backdrop of the worst drought in Viet Nam in 90 years - attributed to the El Niño weather event, 52 out of the 63 provinces (83 percent) have been affected by drought and 18 provinces have declared state of emergencies, as of June 2016. Coupled with impacts from the drought, in coastal ...read more
 - The Cadre Harmonisé report released on 19 August 2016 indicates that 4.5 million people are severely food insecure (Phase 3 to 5) in northeast Nigeria and require immediate assistance, an increase of 50 percent compared with March 2016. Over 65 000 people are classified in Phase 5 (Famine), while the number of those ...read more
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