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 - FAO’s Famine Prevention and Drought Response Plan is part of a wider humanitarian response involving UN, and international and local NGO partners to prevent a famine this year in Somalia. It complements WFP, UNICEF and other partners’ response plans to address the main dimensions of food and nutrition insecurity. FAO’s updated ...read more
21/08/2017
 - Despite widespread emergency response in Ethiopia’s agriculture sector last year to the El Niño-induced drought, humanitarian needs remain high in 2017. New threats to food security are emerging – including severe drought in southern and southeastern pastoral areas and a growing refugee crisis in Gambella Region. Livelihood recovery will remain ...read more
10/08/2017
 - Highlights Data is coming in from the 20th round of the countrywide Food Security and Nutrition Monitoring System (FSNMS) assessments being conducted in preparation for next IPC release (planned for September). Crop assessments are ongoing, with a focus on monitoring the outbreak of the Fall armyworm, and preparations are underway for an ...read more
07/08/2017
 - Key messages Food security in parts of Syria has slightly improved, but the overall situation remains far worse than before the crisis. Approximately 6.9 million people are food insecure and a further 3.1 million are at risk of food insecurity, as asset depletion strategies are being adopted to meet consumption needs. According to ...read more
25/07/2017
 - Highlights The main planting season is underway in South Sudan and it is critical that farmers are able to safely access their fields for planting, weeding and harvesting. In 2016, despite the worsening security situation, South Sudan’s smallholder farmers produced over 825 000 tonnes of cereals, demonstrating that food production remains ...read more
18/07/2017
 - Highlights Crop production: Production of wheat and barley in the Syrian Arab Republic slightly improved in 2017 compared to previous year due to better rainfall and improved access to agricultural land in some areas. Total wheat production has been estimated at 1.8 million tonnes, 12 percent more than last year’s record ...read more
18/07/2017
 - Highlights FAO led monitoring assessments of crop, rainfall, market price and livestock conditions ongoing. Food Security and Nutrition Monitoring System Round 20 is under way targeting all counties in preparation for next IPC release (planned for September). Preparation is underway for 50 Farmer Field Schools, and Junior Farmer Field Schools to take place ...read more
17/07/2017
 - The number of woredas (districts) of Ethiopia requiring urgent humanitarian response has returned to levels not seen since the height of El Niño drought impacts in 2016, and have increased in terms of total number affected and those classified as Priority 1. Of the 461 current hotspots, nearly half (228) ...read more
13/07/2017
 - Key messages Restoring agricultural livelihoods is a priority to avoid a further deterioration of the food security situation of displaced people and host communities in the coming months. Funds received thus far will be key to support crisis-hit farmers and herders during the rainy season; however, additional resources are needed to continue ...read more
12/07/2017
 - The world faces one of the largest food crises in 70 years, with 20 million people in four countries — northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen — at risk of famine. If no action is taken, an additional 10 million will be threatened by famine. Famine has already been declared ...read more
06/07/2017
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