- Addressing avian influenza A(H7N9) - Guidelines for risk communication messaging25/09/2015
- Central African Republic - Situation update 21 September 201521/09/2015
- Disaster Risk Programme to strengthen resilience in the Dry Corridor in Central America21/09/2015
- Food security and humanitarian implications in West Africa and the Sahel - FAO/WFP Joint Note, August 201516/09/2015
- South Sudan - Situation update August/September 201514/09/2015
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Plan of Action for South Sudan
Through its emergency and rehabilitation programme, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) aims to strengthen the livelihoods and build the resilience of households and communities before disasters. This is achieved through measures to avoid (prevention) or limit (mitigation) the adverse effects of hazards and to provide timely and reliable hazard forecasts and early warning for early action (preparedness).
FAO activities focus on saving lives, restoring livelihoods and property during the emergency response phase, while recovery and rehabilitation interventions are based on the building back better principle: increased resilience to future hazards can be achieved through interventions that facilitate the transition from relief to development over the longer term. FAO defines the systematic approach to lessen the adverse impacts of hazards and possibility of disaster as disaster risk management (DRM).