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 - 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
 - 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
 - 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
 - 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
 - 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
 - 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
 - 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
 - The Horn of Africa is currently facing a severe food security crisis that threatens the lives and livelihoods of over 12 million people. The crisis is the result of a combination of poor, erratic and failed rains over two rainy seasons, a marked increase in the price of food stuffs, ...read more
04/08/2011
 - The crisis in the Horn of Africa is the most severe food security emergency in the world today. With areas facing one of the driest years since 1950/51, food crises have escalated into famine in parts of southern Somalia (Bakool, Lower Shabelle, the agropastoral areas of Balcad and Cadale districts ...read more
01/08/2011
 - Thanks to the generosity of Australia, Belgium, Canada, CERF, ECHO, the European Union, IFAD, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States of America, FAO has been working since September 2010 to restore the food production of over 900 000 farming families, assisting more than 7 million men, women ...read more
26/07/2011