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 - Key messages State of Emergency declared amid social unrest. The Government of Ethiopia declared a State of Emergency in October in response to a wave of protests that has been escalating since August. Travel and telecommunications have been restricted, affecting emergency monitoring and assessments on the ground, particularly in areas of ...read more
26/10/2016
 - Key messages 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 areas, against a background of widespread market failure. The effects of renewed violence since July continued to be felt across the ...read more
25/10/2016
 - Key points The Emergency Food security Assessment (EFSA) conducted by FAO, WFP and the National Commission on Food Security (CNSA) indicates that local production and livelihoods were strongly affected by Hurricane Matthew and almost destroyed in Grande-Anse and Sud departments. With much of the country relying on subsistence production to meet ...read more
19/10/2016
 - The conflict in Yemen has escalated dramatically since mid-March 2015 and the country is facing one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world. A major food security emergency is ongoing with more than 50 percent of the population – 14.4 million people – unable to meet their daily food needs. The ongoing conflict has severely affected ...read more
16/10/2016
 - Key points Damages produced by Hurricane Matthew to crops, livestock and fisheries are expected to be dramatic. Preliminary assessments indicate that almost 100 percent of crops were destroyed in Grande-Anse and more than 90 percent in Sud departments. With much of Haiti relying on subsistence production to meet their food needs, ...read more
12/10/2016
 - Key points Damages produced by Hurricane Matthew to crops, livestock and fisheries are expected to be dramatic. Preliminary assessments indicate that almost 100 percent of crops were destroyed in Grande-Anse and more than 90 percent in Sud departments. With much of Haiti relying on subsistence production to meet their food needs, ...read more
11/10/2016
 - Key points Without support to revitalize the agriculture sector (crops, forestry, livestock and fishery), many former combatants and youths will not be able to find jobs and reintegrate into their communities, remaining extremely vulnerable and compromising peace efforts in the country. According to results of the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification ...read more
08/10/2016
 - Key messages Almost 4.5 million people face acute food insecurity in northeast Nigeria and require immediate assistance, according to the latest Cadre harmonisé analysis, released on 19 August. FAO is seeking USD 25 million to tackle food insecurity among returnee, IDP and host communities between September 2016 and May 2017. Of this, ...read more
28/09/2016
 - 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 of major concern, especially in Northeast Nigeria where 4.5 million people face acute food insecurity ...read more
23/09/2016
 - In response to the drought effects related to the El Niño phenomena, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) conducted a Seed Security Assessment in the four agro-ecological zones of Lesotho in April/May 2016. The objectives of the assessment were to assess the current seed security situation among ...read more
14/09/2016
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