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 - As acute food insecurity levels appear to be reaching new highs globally, also as a result of the socio-economic fallout of measures imposed to contain the spread of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), this joint FAO-WFP report aims to raise an early warning on 20 countries and situations - called hotspots ...read more
06/11/2020
 - The GRFC 2020 reported the highest global number of acutely food-insecure people on record. It revealed that in 2019, some 135 million in 55 countries and territories were in need of urgent food, livelihood and nutrition assistance as a result of conflict, weather extremes, economic shocks, or a combination of ...read more
08/10/2020
 - Since July 2020, heavy rains and flooding combined with historical overflow of the River Nile and its tributaries have affected most of the states in the Sudan, causing devastating damage alongside riverbanks in the northern, central and eastern regions of the country. More than 100 people lost their lives due ...read more
08/10/2020
 - The Sudan is a country in transition that is facing multiple crises, ranging from political, economic, health and environmental issues. The latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) for June–September 2020 estimated that 9.6 million people in the Sudan are facing crisis or worse levels of food insecurity (IPC Phase 3 or above), of whom more than ...read more
07/10/2020
 - Since July 2020, torrential rains and flooding combined with the historical overflow of the River Nile and its tributaries, the highest levels in a century, have impacted 17 states out of 18 in the Sudan. The flooding is the latest in a series of shocks and is exacerbating the already fragile ...read more
07/10/2020
 - The project funded by the Government of Japan supported both Syrian refugee and local Turkish communities to create new sources of income in food and agricultral sector. The project found three agri-food products which have strong and stable consumer demand in local markets and provided the project participants with trainings ...read more
11/08/2020
 - The Special Fund for Emergency and Rehabilitation Activities (SFERA) enables FAO to take rapid and effective action in response to food and agricultural threats and emergencies. SFERA has three components: Working capital component to advance funds once a resource partner’s commitment is secured toward the immediate procurement of inputs to protect livelihoods, ...read more
30/07/2020
 - This FAO-WFP early warning analysis of acute food insecurity hotspots report highlights countries which are at risk of significant food security deterioration, and in particular acute hunger and associated malnutrition. The analysis takes into account all major drivers of food insecurity, with a particular focus on the secondary impacts of ...read more
17/07/2020
 - Saving lives through stronger, more resilient livelihoods FAO has a unique role to play in preventing and addressing acute hunger and supporting countries experiencing food crises to return to a path of growth and prosperity, given the Organization’s mandate to end hunger, long-standing permanent country presence, and substantial expertise and experience ...read more
16/07/2020
 - An animal health incident coordination group covering COVID-19 For people around the world at high risk of acute food insecurity, or for those in situations that threaten their livelihoods, the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic present a massive added threat. Monitoring the evolution of the event and contributing to international efforts ...read more
16/07/2020
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