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 - The El Niño phenomenon poses a global threat to the agricultural livelihoods of millions of people. In Southern Africa, the impacts of El Niño have been felt across all sectors — food security, nutrition, agriculture, water and sanitation, energy, health and education — which leads to the suffering of vulnerable populations ...read more
10/08/2016
 - An overview of some key numbers: people in conflictaffected states are up to three times more likely to be undernourished than those who are living in more stable developing countries. The most recent projections suggest that approximately half of the global poor now live in states characterized by conflict and ...read more
28/07/2016
 - In Southern Africa, the effects of the 2015/16 El Niño event continue to devastate the lives and livelihoods of millions of smallholder farmers, pastoralists and agropastoralists. Two, and in some cases three, consecutive seasons of drought and poor harvests have particularly hit vulnerable families, as prices of staple foods have ...read more
26/07/2016
 - This FAO manual provides technical advice and guidelines for each of the livestock interventions most common during emergency response to natural and human-induced disasters. These are: destocking, veterinary support, provision of feed, provision of water, shelters and provision of livestock. There is also a chapter on the use of cash ...read more
18/07/2016
 - Key messages The impact of the current El Niño is overwhelming for any one agency or government and requires concerted and decisive assistance from the international community. This is primarily a food and agriculture crisis. Of the almost USD 4 billion required to meet the humanitarian demands of El Niño affected countries, ...read more
06/07/2016
 - Key messages 19 out of 22 governorates are facing Emergency (Phase 4) and Crisis (Phase 3) levels of food insecurity. At least 26 percent of the population is living under Emergency levels of food insecurity. The humanitarian crisis will turn into a humanitarian disaster unless urgent funding is received to meet immediate food ...read more
01/07/2016
 - Key messages Damage to livestock due to the earthquakes is estimated at USD 10.1 million, while damage to agriculture is USD 28.6 million. With much of the country relying on subsistence production to meet their food needs, restoring agriculture and livestock-based livelihoods is essential to revive these sectors. Since April 2015, FAO ...read more
16/06/2016
 - 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
13/06/2016
 - Key messages After missing three consecutive agricultural seasons, restoring agricultural livelihoods is a priority for host communities and displaced people to avoid the deterioration of the food security situation during the lean season (May – September). Limited funding received in 2016 for food security and livelihoods interventions is of major concern for ...read more
08/06/2016
 - Key messages Humanitarian needs in Ethiopia have tripled since the beginning of 2015 as one of the strongest El Niño events on record 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 humanitarian ...read more
30/05/2016