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 - Torrential monsoonal rains, exacerbated by Cyclone Komen, caused widespread flooding and landslides in Myanmar from July to October this year. Agriculture bore the brunt of the disaster, with the sector accounting for half of all losses. The Myanmar Government, FAO and the World Food Programme (WFP) led an assessment of the ...read more
22/12/2015
 - Rift Valley fever (RVF) is a zoonotic, viral, vector-borne disease representing a threat to human health, animal health and livestock production in Africa, the Near East and potentially Europe and the rest of the world. In this EMPRES WATCH, a description of the past RVF epidemic in East Africa during ...read more
21/12/2015
 - In 2015, volatile security conditions and increasing access constraints posed considerable challenges to the implementation of FAO South Sudan’s Emergency Livelihoods Response Programme (ELRP). Despite the increasing complexity and deepening impact of the crisis, FAO has achieved remarkable results and built on valuable experiences. By continually adapting its strategy to ...read more
16/12/2015
 - As the crisis in South Sudan enters its third year, FAO remains committed to its pledge to “stay and deliver”. Despite ongoing insecurity and in response to other logistical constraints, FAO in South Sudan has been employing innovative solutions in 2015 to deliver critical and urgent humanitarian assistance – including ...read more
16/12/2015
 - Sustainable peace and unhindered humanitarian access remain key to ensuring the food security, nutrition and resilience of the people of South Sudan. Although crop harvesting is underway, the long-term effects of conflict, coupled with high food prices, erratic rainfall during the planting season in some areas, reduced livelihood options and ...read more
30/11/2015
 - Highlights FAO activated a Level 3 Emergency Response in Yemen on 14 July 2015 given the urgent need to scale up its response to the large-scale impacts of the crisis on food security and nutrition. A Humanitarian System-Wide Level-3 Emergency has been active since 1 July 2015. 14.4 million people – more ...read more
27/11/2015
 - In October 2015, the Food Security Sector in Myanmar co-led by the Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Food Programme released an Agriculture and Livelihood Flood Impact Assessment Report. The assessment was jointly led by the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries & Rural Development, FAO ...read more
20/10/2015
 - Highlights FAO activated a Emergency Response in Yemen on 14 July 2015 given the urgent need to scale up its response to the large-scale impacts of the crisis on food security and nutrition. A Humanitarian System-Wide Level-3 Emergency has been active since 1 July 2015. 12.9 million people – close to 50 ...read more
01/10/2015
 - 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
21/09/2015
 - The Peace Agreement has been signed, but its impact on the conflict and economic situation is difficult to foresee. Displaced populations in southern Unity State remain cut-off from humanitarian assistance, while other areas of South Sudan have seen heightened tensions in recent weeks. Deteriorating macro-economic conditions have driven a sharp ...read more
14/09/2015