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 - 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
 - Highlights The events in the Central African Republic (CAR) 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. Localised security incidents continue to be reported, including several attacks on trucks transporting humanitarian aid. Recent events in ...read more
09/06/2014
 - Highlights To date, FAO has distributed 111 000 emergency livelihood kits and has scaled up distributions to ensure support reaches beneficiaries in time for the planting season (before June 15). Kits include fishing gear, vegetable seed, crop seeds (including ‘no-harm’ tools) and animal health supplies. Inputs have now reached seven states ...read more
06/06/2014
 - Highlights 2.5 million people need immediate humanitarian assistance; and one in five Central Africans has been internally displaced. These figures are likely to rise as the conflict places millions at risk of a full-scale food and nutrition security crisis due to low production in 2013 coupled with prevailing chronic countrywide malnutrition, ...read more
12/05/2014
 - HIGHLIGHTS FAO has assisted nearly 44 000 affected families to plant rice after the Typhoon Haiyan in time for the December/January planting season, filling the gap in rice seed requirements identified by the Government for Regions VI and VIII in the Philippines. By June, this will yield enough rice to feed ...read more
05/05/2014