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 - 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
 - Key points According to results of the latest IPC analysis and its projection until the end of 2016, there’s an alarming deterioration of the food security situation with 40 percent of the total population severely food insecure. Food security assessments carried out by FAO, in collaboration with WFP, government agencies and Food ...read more
14/12/2016
 - Key messages New drought is imminent in southeastern regions. The very poor performance of the October to December rains sent shockwaves throughout southern and southeastern pastoral areas of SNNPR, Oromia and Somali Regions and led to widespread scarcity of pasture and water. Livestock body conditions have deteriorated and thousands of animals ...read more
30/11/2016
 - Highlights 5.1 million people face acute food insecurity in northeast Nigeria (according to the latest Cadre harmonisé analysis released on 28 October) – immediate intervention is required to assist these populations. Inflationary pressures in the national economy have pushed the prices of staple food crops extremely high across the three northeastern states ...read more
24/11/2016
 - 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 Matthew and almost destroyed in Grand’Anse and Sud departments. In Sud all food crops (bean, yam, corn, cassava and millet) are ...read more
22/11/2016