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 - The intensity and frequency of natural hazards and conflicts is increasing, and they are leaving in their wake an unprecedented level of humanitarian needs. Natural hazards alone occur nearly five times as often today as 40 years ago. The number of people displaced by conflict, meanwhile, is the highest ever ...read more
01/11/2019
 - Key points According to preliminary results of the latest IPC analysis (October 2019), which have yet to be endorsed by the Government of the Central African Republic, the number of people severely food insecure for September 2019-April 2020 has slightly decreased compared with the previous analysis (June 2019) ‒ from 1.81 ...read more
22/10/2019
 -  Food insecurity remains widespread in Cameroon, particularly in the northern part of the country, which is affected by drought, floods and violence. Violence in the North‑West and South‑West regions has led to increasing displacement, which in turn has disrupted agricultural activities and worsened food security levels in areas where 70 percent ...read more
22/10/2019
 - Key messages Six months after Cyclone Idai ripped into central Mozambique, and almost five months after Cyclone Kenneth hit the northern provinces, the country is still dealing with the devastating consequences of these two major disasters. An estimated 1.6 million people are currently severely food insecure, and 67 000 children acutely malnourished, ...read more
21/10/2019
 - 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
18/10/2019
 - FAO has implemented three types of assistance in the Central African Republic for the 2019/20 agricultural campaign. Households benefited from agricultural inputs through direct distribution and input trade fairs, along with vouchers and cash transfers to set up small businesses. The expected results include increased food coverage, income generation and ...read more
18/10/2019
 - Key points According to preliminary results of the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis (August 2019) 15.9 million Congolese are severely food insecure and struggle to feed themselves daily – only second to Yemen (Global Report on Food Crises, 2019). The current EVD outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the ...read more
11/10/2019
 - Key messages The latest food security projections in Somalia (October-December) are a concern:o 2.1 million people in IPC Phases 3-4 (twice the pre-crisis average)o 4.2 million people in IPC Phase 2 (highest IPC 2 prevalence recorded in Somalia) Six out of seven rainy seasons have been poor in Somalia since 2016, including ...read more
09/10/2019
 - Key messages Torrential rains and flash floods have reportedly affected more than 21 000 households across pockets of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states, with farmlands, pasture, grazing reserves and stock routes destroyed in the wake of the floods. An estimated 924 ha have been affected, with significant losses of livestock, poultry ...read more
26/09/2019
 - Key messages The deteriorating food security and livelihood situation in Afghanistan has continued into 2019, driven mostly by the combination of widespread hostilities, mass displacements, and slow and sudden-onset natural disasters. Nearly 30 percent of the population is severely food insecure. They have limited food production, depleted assets and livelihoods, reduced incomes ...read more
16/09/2019
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