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 - FAO's response Funds received to‐date have enabled FAO to distribute 413 575 000 livelihood kits (crop, vegetable, fishing), as well as vaccinating more than 1 million animals, and reach more than 1.5 million people. Funds are urgently required to ensure FAO can reach its target of 3.3 million people and begin prepositioning ...read more
23/09/2014
 - BACKGROUND The past six months have witnessed an unprecedented Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak that has affected five countries in West Africa. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are the most affected countries, and some cases were reported in Nigeria and Senegal. This outbreak is unprecedented in scale and geographical spread and ...read more
23/09/2014
 - FAO’s response A major food crisis has been contained thanks to timely donor support that has allowed emergency crop production support, saving families from a domino effect of continued losses, as well as preventing farmers from adopting negative coping strategies with long-term effects. Resilience building FAO and NGO partners have provided crop production ...read more
18/09/2014
 - From 8 to 10 September 2014, was held in Banjul, The Gambia, the regional consultation on the mid-term assessment of the agropastoral season and the 2014-2015 agricultural and food prospects. This meeting comes within the framework of the operation of the Regional Device for Prevention and Management of Food Crises ...read more
14/09/2014
 - FAO's response Funds received to-date have enabled FAO to provide over 1.5 million people with vital crop, vegetable, fishing and animal health kits. In the coming months, FAO plans to continue distributing fishing kits to ensure year-round access to fish, focusing on reducing post-harvest losses and implementing appropriate measures to avoid ...read more
09/09/2014
 - HIGHLIGHTS FAO is providing assistance in four critical areas of intervention, in support of 154 500 families in the Philippines:1. Rice and corn farming – FAO has supported 99 000 rice and corn farmers since December 2013. Livelihoods were restored rapidly, with big returns. For example, 44 000 families receiving seed ...read more
09/09/2014
 - HIGHLIGHTS Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are struggling to contain the world’s deadliest recorded outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). Some cases have also been reported in Nigeria and one case was reported in Senegal. The West African epidemic is thought to have started when the virus crossed over from ...read more
08/09/2014
 - In Liberia, the first ever outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) was reported in late March 2014 in Lofa County which is on the border with Guinea where the Ebola outbreak started in West Africa. Government and medical emergency partners quickly intervened and nearly eradicated the disease, and nothing ...read more
05/09/2014
 - Highlights The 2014 main crop harvesting season is about to start and faces difficulties mainly due to labour shortages as a result of movement restrictions following the Ebola outbreak. Disruptions in cross-border trade and marketing activities have resulted in sharp price rises, affecting the food security situation of large numbers of people. An ...read more
04/09/2014
 - Highlights The events in the Central African Republic have left more than 2.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance and displaced one out of five people; around 509 000 are still internally displaced (of a total population of 4.6 million), however displaced people, including returnees, are resuming agricultural activities thus contributing to food production. Localised security incidents ...read more
25/08/2014
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