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 - Key messages Some 6.5 million people are food insecure and a further 4 million are at risk – twice as many as last year – due to asset depletion to maintain food consumption. Within Syria, 6.3 million people are displaced, while 5.3 million have sought refuge in neighbouring countries. The continuing crisis ...read more
25/11/2017
 - Highlights World Food Day was celebrated on 16 October, with the a very relevant theme for South Sudan: “Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development”. The procurement process is underway for the 2018 main season. Dry season and rapid response activities planned in Greater Upper Nile and Greater ...read more
07/11/2017
 - Highlights 17 million people are food insecure, a staggering seven million of whom are at risk of famine. Acute food insecurity is expected to deteriorate further without continued, scaled up emergency food and livelihood assistance programmes. Air, sea, land blockade further exacerbating the availability and prices of fuel and basic food commodities. Domestic ...read more
04/11/2017
 - Highlights With 2 million people food insecure, ongoing military conflicts, and winter approaching, the plight of millions of Iraqis, many of whom depend on agriculture for their livelihoods, might worsen. Military operations and instability in places such as western Anbar, Diyala, Kirkuk, Salah al-Din, Erbil and Ninewa have forced 2.9 million internally ...read more
03/11/2017
 - Key messages To help alleviate food insecurity in the northeastern Nigeria states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, for the 2017 rainy season FAO provided 138 801 households (25% women-headed) with enough seed and fertilizer to meet their food needs for six months. About 41% of the beneficiaries were returnees, 38% were ...read more
01/11/2017
 - The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is experiencing a protracted humanitarian crisis. Extreme poverty, a fragile security context and intensified inter-community conflict have rendered communities increasingly vulnerable. 7.7 million people are facing crisis and emergency levels of food insecurity (phases 3 and 4), representing 11 percent of the rural ...read more
12/10/2017
 - Key points Insecurity in the Central African Republic has worsened. Clashes among various armed groups continue, particularly affecting the southeastern and northwestern areas, caused additional population displacements which bring the total number of IDPs to nearly 600 000. This has significantly increased humanitarian needs. Three consecutive years of reduced harvests, compounded by ...read more
11/10/2017
 - Highlights 8050 households reached through seed fairs in Yambio in August and September. Following the completion of post-planting assessments in August, harvest assessments are ongoing throughout the country, and finalized in Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Western Bahr el Ghazal and Warrap. FAO participated in the International Rabies Day through conducting a vaccination campaign ...read more
10/10/2017
 - 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 and spread of cholera), Democratic Republic of ...read more
06/10/2017
 - Highlights Rapid response missions are ongoing in Haat, Jonglei and another being prepared for Ayod, Jonglei to take place in the second week of September. Seed fairs complete for the second planting season in Central Equatoria (Juba and Terekeka counties) and Western Equatoria (western region), targetinng 16 258 households. Direct distribution of livelihood ...read more
19/09/2017