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 - The world faces the largest food crises in 70 years, with more than 10 million people in four countries — northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen — on the brink of famine, and a further 30 million severely food insecure. Famine has already been declared in parts of South Sudan, ...read more
27/03/2017
 - 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
23/03/2017
 - Key points The number of people food insecure in the hardest-hit areas has decreased from 1 million to 400 000 people, according to the latest Emergency Food Security Assessment (EFSA), conducted by FAO, WFP and the National Commission on Food Security. In the departments of Sud and Grand’Anse, where immediate food and agricultural ...read more
16/03/2017
 - 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. Within this ...read more
14/03/2017
 - The Emergency Livelihoods Response Plan (ELRP) is a tool that allows the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to scale up its response in Yemen to prevent the already dramatic levels of food insecurity and malnutrition from worsening. The ELRP sets out the key emergency agricultural livelihoods ...read more
14/03/2017
 - Highlights Famine was declared in two counties (Leer and Mayendit) with a risk of famine in a further two (Koch and Panyijiar). The Government made the declaration on 20 February 2017, based on the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis. 4.9 million People are severely food insecure (IPC Phases 3, ...read more
28/02/2017
 - 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
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