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 - 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
 - Animal health emergencies continue to erupt around the world at an ever-increasing pace. Increased global travel, human migration and informal trade of animals and animal products continue to intensify the risk of disease spread. Infectious diseases and other animal health threats have the potential to move rapidly within a country ...read more
05/11/2018
 - There’s evidence that the intensity and frequency of climate-driven natural disasters and conflicts is increasing. Natural disasters now occur nearly five times as often as 40 years ago. The impact on local economies, on lives and livelihoods, has similarly grown. In some of the worst-hit places, it can seem unrelenting. ...read more
31/10/2018
 - Pastoral livestock production is crucial to the livelihoods and the economy of Africa’s drylands. It developed 7 000 years ago in response to long‑term climate change. It spread throughout Northern Africa as an adaptation to the rapidly changing and increasingly unpredictable arid climate. It is practised in an area representing ...read more
29/10/2018
 - The two waves of refugees from the Central African Republic has provoked one of the most severe humanitarian crises in Central Africa and in the South of Chad. The different camps around the city of Goré host a population of more than 90 000 individuals of which 35% are refugees, ...read more
22/10/2018
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