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 - 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 Clashes continue to be reported in parts of the country, despite the signing of a Cessation of Hostilities agreement on 23 January 2014 and a recommitment to the peace process on 9 May. The next IPC update, focusing on hotspot areas of food insecurity, is due out at the end of ...read more
25/07/2014
 - In order to boost its capacity to respond to emergencies, FAO’s Emergency and Rehabilitation Division (TCE), has entered into formal agreements with a number of entities which manage and operate large rosters of humanitarian personnel to be deployed to UN agencies on an in-kind basis. These are known in the ...read more
03/07/2014
 - An MAFCRD/FAO Planting Assessment Mission visited Greater Bahr el Ghazal from 30th May to 23rd June 2014 to assess the overall land preparation and planting situation in accessible counties in the four constituent states of Western Bahr el Ghazal, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Warrap and Lakes. The Mission, funded by ...read more
01/07/2014
 - Highlights The events in the Central African Republic over the last 18 months have left more than 2.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance and have displaced one out of five people (around 536 500 IDPs out of a total population of 4.6 million). Localised security incidents continue to be reported, ...read more
30/06/2014
 - Suffering from the prolonged effects of civil war for nearly twenty years, Somalia’s institutional capacity has been lost and most professional and skilled expertise has left the country. Also, one and a half decades of civil strife in Somalia have resulted in the loss or damage of most of the ...read more
11/06/2014
 - Decades of political, social and economic challenges in Somalia have led to critical capacity limitations. The fall of the national governance structures and the reduced institutional capacities have contributed to poor performance of the human and social indicators in the country. The national education and knowledge creation systems have collapsed, ...read more
11/06/2014