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 - In the West Bank and Gaza Strip (WBGS), vulnerable families cannot access many basic needs owing to recurrent conflict and restrictions over movement, natural resources, markets and services. Their ability to cope is under severe strain.Small-scale farmers, herders and fishers are among the hardest hit populations, despite the potential of ...read more
11/06/2013
 - In early February 2012, thanks to good rains and a strong multisectoral humanitarian and development effort, we were able to declare an end to famine conditions in Somalia. The crisis in Somalia and in the rest of the Horn of Africa, however, is far from over. If we do not sustain ...read more
29/05/2013
 - Banana-based production systems in the Great Lakes Region are central to many livelihood systems, they are a staple food and contribute to national economies. Providing a rich source of vitamins and minerals and more than half of the daily calorie intake, they make an imperative contribution to food and nutrition ...read more
28/05/2013
 - East and Central Africa continues to face acute and chronic emergencies that severely impact the vulnerability of rural communities who are affected by food insecurity, gender inequalities and HIV/AIDS. The region also experiences a large number of conflicts and human rights violations which restricts development and significantly increases human suffering. ...read more
24/05/2013
 - The Horn of Africa (HoA) is one of the most food-insecure regions in the world. The 2011 drought affected more than 13 million people at the peak of the crisis, causing massive food insecurity and famine. Given the complex nature of crises affecting the region, which often occur simultaneously and can ...read more
24/05/2013
 - Agricultural livelihoods and food security for the 1.6 million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have been devastated by the ongoing blockade since June 2007, only partially eased in June 2010. The blockade policy consists of tight restrictions on the movement of products, services, and people in and out of Gaza. ...read more
09/05/2013
 - As a follow up to the Detailed Livelihood Assessment (DLA), the Pakistan Food Security Cluster conducted a Livelihood Recovery Appraisal (LRA) which looked at households in Sindh and Balochistan affected by flooding in 2010 and/or 2011. The LRA focuses on three groups of flood-affected households or “flood cohorts”: 1) households affected ...read more
25/03/2013
 - An FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM) visited South Sudan from 14 October to 16 November 2012 to estimate cereal production and assess the overall food security situation. Highlights: Generally favourable rains and no outbreaks of pests and diseases in 2012 in South Sudan, resulted in a net cereal production ...read more
22/02/2013
 - A joint FAO/WFP/CILSS/FEWSNet Mission visited the country from 22 October to 9 November 2012. Highlights: Despite flooding in parts of the Niger, adequate rainfall during the main cropping season together with improved distribution of key inputs, has resulted in a favourable cereal harvest in 2012.  Aggregate cereal production, estimated at over 5.1 million ...read more
04/02/2013
 - Humanitarian and emergency operations to support livelihoods, food security and food and livestock production have grown significantly during the past decade to a point in which they represent nearly half of all extra-budgetary resources received in the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. FAO is committed to being fully ...read more
03/12/2012