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 - 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
04/12/2017
 - 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
04/12/2017
 - 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
27/11/2017
 - 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
25/11/2017
 - 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
07/11/2017
 - 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
04/11/2017
 - Highlights With 2 million people food insecure, ongoing military conflicts, and winter approaching, the plight of millions of Iraqis, many of whom depend on agriculture for their livelihoods, might worsen. Military operations and instability in places such as western Anbar, Diyala, Kirkuk, Salah al-Din, Erbil and Ninewa have forced 2.9 million internally ...read more
03/11/2017
 - Key messages To help alleviate food insecurity in the northeastern Nigeria states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, for the 2017 rainy season FAO provided 138 801 households (25% women-headed) with enough seed and fertilizer to meet their food needs for six months. About 41% of the beneficiaries were returnees, 38% were ...read more
01/11/2017
 - The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is experiencing a protracted humanitarian crisis. Extreme poverty, a fragile security context and intensified inter-community conflict have rendered communities increasingly vulnerable. 7.7 million people are facing crisis and emergency levels of food insecurity (phases 3 and 4), representing 11 percent of the rural ...read more
12/10/2017
 - Key points Insecurity in the Central African Republic has worsened. Clashes among various armed groups continue, particularly affecting the southeastern and northwestern areas, caused additional population displacements which bring the total number of IDPs to nearly 600 000. This has significantly increased humanitarian needs. Three consecutive years of reduced harvests, compounded by ...read more
11/10/2017
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