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 - Key points Yemen is facing the largest food security emergency in the world. Without immediate action, the situation is likely to worsen in 2017. An estimated 17.1 million people are food insecure and struggling to feed themselves – an increase of 3 million in 7 months – according to preliminary results from ...read more
10/02/2017
 - 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. Limited funding received in 2016 for livelihood interventions is a major concern, especially in northeastern Nigeria where 5.1 million people will suffer from food ...read more
31/01/2017
 - Highlights In 2017, the food security situation in South Sudan is expected to deteriorate to unprecedented levels – the risk of famine is real for thousands of people in conflict-affected communities and in structurally food deficit areas, against a background of widespread market failure. FAO is seeking USD 61 million under the ...read more
31/01/2017
 - Highlights 5.1 million people face acute food insecurity in northeast Nigeria (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States) during the next lean season (Cadre harmonisé analysis released on 28 October) – immediate intervention is required to assist these populations. A recent Special IPC Alert on Borno State (FEWS NET; 16 December) noted that ...read more
19/01/2017
 - Highlights Humanitarian needs in Ethiopia have halved since last year owing to generally average crop production, wide-scalehumanitarian coverage and proactive Government response in 2016. Food insecurity levels remain alarming despite improving national food availability. Since July, the number of priority hotspots has increased by 15 percent – largely owing to slow livelihoods ...read more
17/01/2017
 - FAO’s Rapid Results Drought Response Plan addresses the most time-sensitive needs of rural families across Somalia. In 2016, Somalia’s two main rainy seasons were poor, both Gu (April-June) and Deyr (October-December). Drought has been declared across the country: from the north’s largely pastoral arid lands, down through the central and ...read more
16/01/2017
 - Key points Some 2.9 million Iraqis are food insecure – 77 percent are women, children or elderly. Agricultural production has declined by 40 per cent since 2014. A livestock vaccination and animal feeding program is needed to support farmers fleeing conflict with livestock, some of which are likely to carry diseases. In many retaken ...read more
12/01/2017
 - Key points An estimated 90 000 people were affected by El Niño (heavy rains, strong winds, floods and landslides) in late 2015 and early 2016, and now Burundi is experiencing late, irregular and insufficient rainfall. An estimated 10 000 households from Ruyigi, Kirundo, Cankuzo and Rutana are fleeing their homes due ...read more
05/01/2017
 - Key points The various post-disaster assessments conducted by FAO, WFP and the National Commission on Food Security (CNSA) indicate that local production and livelihoods were strongly affected by the Hurricane and almost destroyed in Grand’Anse and Sud departments. In Sud all food crops (bean, yam, maize, cassava and millet) are irreversibly ...read more
23/12/2016
 - Key points An estimated 7 million people will be food insecure in 2017 and a further 2 million are at risk of food insecurity. Food production in Syria has hit a record low. The area planted to cereals in the 2015-16 cropping season is the smallest ever, according to the latest Crop ...read more
22/12/2016
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