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 - Climate-driven hazards are increasing in intensity and frequency, with weather‑related crises now occurring nearly five times as often as 40 years ago. At the same time, needs are expanding and resources are limited. New tools and ways of thinking and acting are essential to reduce the impact of these disasters ...read more
20/05/2019
 - At request of the government, a joint FAO/WFP rapid Food Security Assessment Mission (rFSA) visited DPRK from 29 March to 12 April 2019. The overall objective of the joint FAO/WFP mission was to conduct an independent assessment of the 2018 production shortfall and the food security situation in the country. ...read more
03/05/2019
 - Key points Following the impact of severe drought that decimated pasture, livestock and crops in 2018, the situation of millions of affected families is still fragile. If adequate timely assistance is not provided, the food security situation will likely worsen with 9.7 million people projected to be severely food insecure during the ...read more
29/04/2019
 - There is evidence that the intensity and frequency of natural hazards and conflicts is increasing. Natural hazards, for example, now occur nearly five times as often compared to 40 years ago. The impact on local economies, on people’s lives and their livelihoods, has similarly increased. In some of the worst-hit ...read more
25/04/2019
 - Overview On 14 March 2019, Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall near the port city of Beira before sweeping through five provinces in Mozambique – Inhambane, Manica, Sofala, Tete and Zambezia – decimating livelihoods and leaving a trail of death, destruction and damage in its wake. An estimated 1.85 million people are in ...read more
19/04/2019
 - Key messages 62 000 households in northeastern Nigeria were targeted for FAO’s 2019 dry season activities – FAO has distributed fertilizer and high yielding, early maturing rice and maize seed as well as vegetable seed. While the dry season has historically represented a break in farming, continued crop production during this ...read more
18/04/2019
 - The Early Warning Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It provides a quarterly forward-looking analysis of major disaster risks to food security and agriculture, specifically highlighting: potential new emergencies resulting from imminent disaster threats new developments ...read more
15/04/2019
 - Key messages Afghanistan is currently facing one of the world’s largest and most complex humanitarian crisis, with alarming increase of food insecurity and loss of livelihoods, as a result of the combined effect of widespread conflict and insecurity, recurrent natural disasters and ensuing mass displacements. The food security and livelihoods situation has ...read more
20/03/2019
 - In 2018, FAO significantly scaled up its assistance to Yemen, reaching millions of vulnerable Yemenis through a mixture of crop and vegetable seeds, fishing gear, poultry production kits, cash support, animal health campaigns, restocking and animal feed, as well as value chain development. FAO’s animal vaccination and treatment campaigns reached over ...read more
19/03/2019
 - Key points The latest IPC analysis (October 2018) indicates that the number of people severely food insecure has increased compared with the previous analysis (March 2018) ‒ from 1.6 to 1.9 million ‒ but is slightly lower than the projection for August 2018 (2 million), showing that despite the assistance provided ...read more
07/03/2019
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