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Pakistan Floods 2011 - Executive Brief 7 October 2011
 - Heavy monsoon rains beginning in mid-August have led to severe flooding in southern Pakistan. Sindh province has been hardest hit, with nearly all of the deaths, casualties and damages caused by the floods, spread across all 23 districts. The floods have affected over 9.3 million people, damaged/destroyed more than 1.5 ...read more
07/10/2011
Horn of Africa Drought - Executive Brief 30 September 2011
 - FAO continues to emphasize the need to work with governments and regional authorities to ensure a comprehensive response to the crisis that encompasses: (i) saving lives and livelihoods; (ii) promoting early recovery; and (iii) supporting sustainable livelihoods and strengthening the resilience of households and the food systems on which they ...read more
30/09/2011
Pakistan Floods 2011 - Executive Brief 27 September 2011
 - The monsoon floods have affected over 8.2 million people, damaged/destroyed nearly 1.5 million homes and killed over 400 people in Sindh province and Balochistan, as of 26 September. Sindh province has been hardest hit, with over 8 million people affected, over 400 deaths and nearly 1.5 million homes damaged or ...read more
27/09/2011
Horn of Africa Drought - Executive Brief 22 September 2011
 - An estimated 12.3 million people are currently in need of assistance in the Horn of Africa, including 146 000 people in Djibouti, 4.5 million in Ethiopia, 3.7 million in Kenya, and 4 million in Somalia. Some 750 000 people in Somalia are at risk of death due to famine if ...read more
22/09/2011
Pakistan Floods 2011 - Executive Brief 21 September 2011
 - The monsoon floods have affected over 8 million people, damaged/destroyed nearly 1.5 million homes and killed 361 people in Sindh province, as of 21 September. The destruction of standing crops and production inputs has wiped out farmers’ present and future sources of food and income. For many communities, this compounds losses ...read more
21/09/2011
Horn of Africa Drought - Executive Brief 14 September 2011
 - Somalia remains in crisis. Areas of southern Somalia affected by famine now include the Bay region, Bakool agropastoral livelihood zone, Lower Shabelle region, agropastoral areas of Balcad and Cadale districts of Middle Shabelle, Afgoye corridor internally displaced person (IDP) settlement and Mogadishu IDP community. The Somalia Water and Land Information Management ...read more
14/09/2011
Horn of Africa Drought - Executive Brief 7 September 2011
 - A total of 4 million people are now in crisis in Somalia and 750 000 are at risk of death in the coming four months. Funding is still significantly below that requested, with FAO’s funding gap for the region at USD 95.8 million. On 5 September 2011, Bay region in ...read more
07/09/2011
FAO's Role in the Response Plan for Colombian Floods 2011
 - The current emergency affecting Colombia is at present the most severe registered emergency of the past 60 years. The increase in rainfall owing to La Niña has caused unprecedented floods that, according to data by the Government of Colombia, claimed 315 lives and affected 2 325 479 people in the ...read more
01/09/2011
Horn of Africa Drought - Executive Brief 29 August 2011
 - The food security situation continues to deteriorate in the Horn of Africa. Funding is urgently needed to both save lives and livelihoods, and build longer-term resilience to shocks in the region. The window of opportunity is quickly closing. Farmers and herders need support now to make the most of the ...read more
29/08/2011
FAO’s preparedness for and response to the drought in the Horn of Africa 2011
 - The Horn of Africa is experiencing the worst food security crisis in the world today. Over 12 million people are in urgent need of life- and livelihood-saving assistance. In a matter of weeks, famine has spread across southern Somalia and has been declared in Lower Shabelle, Bakool, the agropastoral areas ...read more
18/08/2011