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 -  At the end of February, new fighting was reported in Malakal town, Upper Nile State, raising concern about further displacement and the conditions of populations in and around the town. January is usually when cattle keepers begin migrating in search of water and pastures, following designated routes. However, the violence has ...read more
10/03/2014
 - An FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM) visited South Sudan from 18 October to 29 November 2013 to estimate cereal production and assess the overall food security situation. Highlights: In 2013, despite the impact of floods and insecurity in some areas, generally favourable rains and absence of major outbreaks of ...read more
20/02/2014
 - In order to respond to the most immediate needs of crisis-affected populations, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in the Republic of South Sudan will undertake emergency rapid response interventions to ensure the distribution of time-critical inputs, while increasing food production and protecting livelihoods. FAO will work ...read more
15/02/2014
 - The humanitarian situation in South Sudan has steadily deteriorated since the outbreak of fighting in Juba on 15 December. Displacement continues to rise –  almost 730 000 people are now estimated to have fled their homes to more secure areas within the country, including UN bases. A further 145 000 ...read more
14/02/2014
 - Highlights 2.5 million people need immediate humanitarian assistance; and one in five Central Africans is now 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, extreme poverty ...read more
13/02/2014
 - HIGHLIGHTS 646 000 people have been internally displaced since 15 December, and 123 400 have fled to neighbouring countries. The Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) Cluster estimates that up to 7 million people are at risk of food insecurity in2014 – with an estimated 3.7 million facing “acute” and “emergency” food security ...read more
30/01/2014
 - Uganda is highly vulnerable to the impact of climate change. Increased climate variability due to climate change, combined with high population growth and the degradation of land and forest cover, are increasing the vulnerability of rural populations and affecting their livelihoods.
29/01/2014
 - Highlights 2.6 million people need immediate humanitarian assistance; and one in five Central Africans is now 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, extreme poverty ...read more
28/01/2014
 - Junior Farmer Field and Life Schools (JFFLS) are a simple methodology for teaching vulnerable children and young people about farming, entrepreneurial skills and how to take care of themselves. These schools follow a “living classroom” approach in which the students or children out of school observe the crops throughout the growing ...read more
17/01/2014
 - Vulnerable agro pastoral communities in the semi arid region of Karamoja in Uganda have resorted to cereal banking as a coping mechanism to their food security threats.
17/01/2014