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 - There is evidence that the intensity and frequency of natural hazards and conflicts is increasing. Natural hazards, for example, now occur nearly five times as often compared to 40 years ago. The impact on local economies, on people’s lives and their livelihoods, has similarly increased. In some of the worst-hit ...read more
25/04/2019
 - Overview On 14 March 2019, Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall near the port city of Beira before sweeping through five provinces in Mozambique – Inhambane, Manica, Sofala, Tete and Zambezia – decimating livelihoods and leaving a trail of death, destruction and damage in its wake. An estimated 1.85 million people are in ...read more
19/04/2019
 - Key messages 78 000 households in northeastern Nigeria were targeted for FAO’s 2018/19 dry season activities – FAO has distributed fertilizer and high yielding, early maturing rice and maize seed as well as vegetable seed. While the dry season has historically represented a break in farming, continued crop production during this ...read more
18/04/2019
 - 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
15/04/2019
 - Key messages Afghanistan is currently facing one of the world’s largest and most complex humanitarian crisis, with alarming increase of food insecurity and loss of livelihoods, as a result of the combined effect of widespread conflict and insecurity, recurrent natural disasters and ensuing mass displacements. The food security and livelihoods situation has ...read more
20/03/2019
 - In 2018, FAO significantly scaled up its assistance to Yemen, reaching millions of vulnerable Yemenis through a mixture of crop and vegetable seeds, fishing gear, poultry production kits, cash support, animal health campaigns, restocking and animal feed, as well as value chain development. FAO’s animal vaccination and treatment campaigns reached over ...read more
19/03/2019
 - Key points The latest IPC analysis (October 2018) indicates that the number of people severely food insecure has increased compared with the previous analysis (March 2018) ‒ from 1.6 to 1.9 million ‒ but is slightly lower than the projection for August 2018 (2 million), showing that despite the assistance provided ...read more
07/03/2019
 - Yemen is the world’s largest humanitarian crisis where the population faces constant threats to their lives and livelihoods. The ongoing conflict has led to a severe economic decline and collapsed essential services, taking an enormous toll on the population and exacerbating existing vulnerabilities. The expansion of the conflict has also ...read more
05/03/2019
 - Haiti is regularly hit by extreme climatic events that have seriously increased vulnerabilities in the country, particularly in rural areas and among agriculture-based livelihood communities. Almost every year since 2014, Haiti has been affected by episodes of drought and erratic distribution of rainfall. Compounding the humanitarian situation were the devastating ...read more
04/03/2019
 - Key points The results of the latest IPC analysis (August 2018) indicate that the number of people in IPC Phase 4 (emergency) is 3.5 million – a significant increase compared with the analysis of June 2017 – in 12 of the country’s 26 provinces, including in Ituri, Kasai, Kasai Central, Haut ...read more
28/02/2019