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 - Since 25 August 2017, 671 000 Rohingya refugees escaping violence in Myanmar have sought protection in Cox’s Bazar district, Bangladesh, increasing the area’s refugee population to 884 000. Some 91 percent live in highly congested makeshift settlements and camps. The refugees are in urgent need of emergency food and nutrition support. ...read more
 - Key messages In 2017, FAO supported over 1.8 million people through the provision of seeds, fertilizers and livestock and cash-based assistance in northeastern Nigeria’s three most affected States - Adamawa, Borno and Yobe. In December 2017, FAO reached 90 percent of identified beneficiaries for the dry season programme that aims to boost ...read more
 - The Global Early Warning - Early Action System (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) through its EWEA. The system aims to translate forecasts and early warnings into anticipatory action. This report specifically highlights: HIGH RISK: Yemen (risk of famine due to accessibility restrictions and further ...read more
 - Highlights 17.8 million people are food insecure, compared to 17 million in the first quarter of the year. A staggering 8.4 million of whom are at risk of famine, 24 percent more than mentioned in the March IPC. Despite monumental challenges, FAO programmes and activities reached 763 000 Yemenis in 2017, providing ...read more
 - Key messages Rural livelihoods are people’s best defence against famine. Interventions that reinforce rural livelihoods meet immediate food needs, mitigate displacement pressures, reduce the overall humanitarian burden and lay the groundwork for recovery. FAO is delivering large-scale, strategic combinations of assistance to rural people at high risk of hunger, providing them with ...read more
 - Highlights Despite the recent main season harvests, almost 5 million people in South Sudan face severe food insecurity between October and December 2017, according to the results of the latest IPC analysis. FAO has received USD 35.5 million of the USD 70 million requested for the Emergency Livelihood Response Programme, enabling the ...read more
 - Key points Violence has broken out in unexpected areas of the country, spreading from eastern provinces to central and southeastern areas as well. This has caused Africa’s largest internal displacement crisis, with an alarming humanitarian situation. Food insecurity has increased by 30 percent since 2016 due to a lack of access to ...read more
 - Key messages Some 6.5 million people are food insecure and a further 4 million are at risk – twice as many as last year – due to asset depletion to maintain food consumption. Within Syria, 6.3 million people are displaced, while 5.3 million have sought refuge in neighbouring countries. The continuing crisis ...read more
 - Highlights World Food Day was celebrated on 16 October, with the a very relevant theme for South Sudan: “Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development”. The procurement process is underway for the 2018 main season. Dry season and rapid response activities planned in Greater Upper Nile and Greater ...read more
 - Highlights 17 million people are food insecure, a staggering seven million of whom are at risk of famine. Acute food insecurity is expected to deteriorate further without continued, scaled up emergency food and livelihood assistance programmes. Air, sea, land blockade further exacerbating the availability and prices of fuel and basic food commodities. Domestic ...read more
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