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 - Key points Insecurity in the country has increased, especially for humanitarian workers - between January 2016 and April 2017, 29 percent of incidents of violence against humanitarian workers registered worldwide, occurred in the Central African Republic. The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission (MINUSCA) has recently become a target of the ...read more
22/06/2017
 - Key messages Rural livelihoods are people’s best defence against famine. Interventions that reinforce rural livelihoods meet immediate food needs, mitigate displacement pressures, reduce the overall humanitarian burden and lay the groundwork for recovery. FAO is delivering large-scale, strategic combinations of assistance to rural people at high risk of hunger, providing them with ...read more
14/06/2017
 -  This information sheet presents some key facts on an emerging threat to public health globally which can cause severe respiratory infections in humans: the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). It also describes the One Health coordinating role of FAO in reducing the risk of MERS-CoV at the human-animal inter- ...read more
13/06/2017
 - Highlights 5.2 million people will face acute severe food insecurity in northeastern Nigeria (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States) during the next lean season (Cadre Harmonisé analysis released in March 2017) – immediate intervention is required to assist these populations. In 2017, FAO has requested USD 62 million under the Humanitarian Response Plan ...read more
12/06/2017
 - Highlights FAO Chief Veterinary Officer and ECTAD RAP Regional Manager visit to China Strengthening cooperation in the area of animal health between China and FAO: Veterinary Bureau delegation visits to FAO HQ Advocacy to senior veterinary officials on applying epidemiology into disease control strategies - The 5th Veterinary Epidemiology for Executive (FETPV-E) workshop ...read more
10/06/2017
 - Key Points: Expected seasonal forecast of overall average to slightly below average in the Southern Gulf of Guinea countries. Expected seasonal forecast of overall cumulative rainfall in Sudano-sahelian Africa countries. Millet and sorghum prices have risen above the five past year average in Niger and Mali. 
09/06/2017
 - Highlights FAO Rapid Response Team plan to reach 83 440 households with direct distributions by the end of June Seed Fairs have finished in Lakes, NorthernBahrel-Ghazal, Western Bahrel Ghazal and Warrap; and are under completion in Upper Nile in time for the main planting season (June/July) Foot-and-mouth Disease outbreaks have been confirmed in ...read more
09/06/2017
 - The world faces one of the largest food crises in 70 years, with 20 million people in four countries — northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen — at risk of famine. If no action is taken, an additional 10 million will be threatened by famine. Famine has already been declared ...read more
05/06/2017
 - Highlights The main planting season is underway in South Sudan and it is critical that farmers are able to safely access their fields for planting, weeding and harvesting. In 2016, despite the worsening security situation, South Sudan’s smallholder farmers produced over 825 000 tonnes of cereals, demonstrating that food production remains ...read more
31/05/2017
 - Highlights FAO South Sudan Rapid Response Team has carried out direct distributions to 1 200 HH in Mayenditand 1 500 HH in Leah Seed Fairs are currently ongoing, targeting 64 000 HH country-wide FAO has vaccinated 526 000 cattle and 371 000 shoats and treated 422 000 cattle and 343 000 shoats Foot-and-Mouth Disease ...read more
30/05/2017
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