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 - Key points Renewed conflict and the expansion of violence in 2017 has forced 3 in 5 people from their homes (January‒June 2017) bringing the current caseload to 4.1 million IDPs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo ‒ one of the world’s largest humanitarian crises. Food insecurity levels continue to worsen and ...read more
13/04/2018
 - A food and nutritional situation severely deteriorating in parts of the Sahelian belt. The participants in the regional technical consultation on the validation of the final results of the 2017-2018 cropping season and the food and nutrition situation in the Sahel and West Africa, held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, from ...read more
06/04/2018
 - Yemen is facing the world’s largest food security crisis following two and a half years of airstrikes, armed clashes and attacks on civilian infrastructure, which have also caused the spread of cholera at an unprecedented scale. Yemeni people are increasingly exhausting their coping mechanisms and as a result the humanitarian ...read more
02/04/2018
 - 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
05/03/2018
 - 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
12/02/2018
 - 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
04/01/2018
 - 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
20/12/2017
 - 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
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