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 - The assessment was carried out in five (sub-) districts in Salahadin governorate three districts in Ninewa; and three in Kirkuk. The overall importance of restoring agricultural activities and livelihoods across these areas is unquestionable – not only for the communities in these regions, but for Iraq as a whole. The invasions ...read more
09/03/2016
 - Background On 20 and 21 February, Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Winston cut a path of destruction across Fiji, causing widespreaddamage in all four divisions: Eastern, Northern, Western and Central. With sustained winds of 230 km per hour and gusts of325 km per hour, the tropical cyclone was one of the most ...read more
04/03/2016
 - Highlights The unprecedented crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR), which started in December 2012 and has devastated the country's overall economy in 2013, continues to constrain economic recovery through widespread insecurity and frequent episodes of violence, including the serious incidents which took place from September to November 2015 in the ...read more
01/03/2016
 - Humanitarian needs in Ethiopia have tripled since the beginning of 2015 as one of the strongest El Niño events on record has caused severe drought, leading to successive crop failures and widespread livestock deaths. The drought started in early 2015 with unfavourable belg rains (March–May) and continued with late and ...read more
16/02/2016
 - South Sudan is facing the worst levels of food insecurity since independence owing to conflict, high food prices, market disruptions and an escalating economic crisis. Some 2.8 million people (IPC Phases 3, 4 and 5) are facing severe food and nutrition insecurity with the majority located in Unity, Upper Nile and ...read more
11/02/2016
 - Highlights FAO continues to support Government-led efforts to address and coordinate the response to food security and livelihoodneeds in the six districts most severely affected by the earthquakes: Sindhupalchowk, Nuwakot, Dhading, Gorkha, Rasuwa, Dolakha. Since April 2015, FAO has reached 240 000 households with agricultural assistance. FAO supported a Joint Assessment on Food ...read more
28/01/2016
 - As a follow up to the Post-Earthquake Food Security Assessment conducted in May 2015, a Joint Assessment on Food Security, Livelihoods and Early Recovery was conducted in September and October 2015 both as a monitoring exercise and to further inform broader early recovery efforts identified as priorities in the Post-Disaster ...read more
21/01/2016
 - The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) is a semi‐autonomous tribal region in northwestern Pakistan. FATA is comprised of seven tribal agencies and six Frontier Regions (FRs) and borders Afghanistan and several districts of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Baluchistan provinces. FATA is under jurisdiction Pakistan's federal government through Frontier Crimes Regulations ...read more
21/01/2016
 - To address the consequences of the global phenomenon of El Niño, FAO is moving forward on the development of response plans for emergency interventions, recovery and resilience building. Including Ethiopia, 20 countries (in Africa, the South Pacific, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean) are being targeted as high priority, with ...read more
15/01/2016
 - As the security situation gradually stabilizes, agriculture offers the most opportunities for economic growth, particularly among the youth and returnees who are seeking work and can engage in agricultural activities to rapidly generate an income, while contributing to rebuilding the country’s economy. FAO's response For the 2015 main agricultural campaign, FAO partnered ...read more
14/01/2016