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 - Food insecurity affects nearly one in ten people in Djibouti. Of the food insecure, nearly 60 percent live in rural areas and are dependent on agriculture-based livelihoods. Yet consecutive years ...READ MORE
 -  Ethiopia is responding to a drought emergency, triggered by one of the strongest El Niño events on record. Humanitarian needs have tripled since the beginning of 2015 as the drought ...READ MORE
 - Cattle are a symbol of status and wealth in South Sudan, where livestock represent a source of food (particularly milk), social capital and a form of ...read more
24/08/2015
 - Much higher than normal rains in the last third of 2015, resulting from the El Niño climate phenomenon, could reverse many of the humanitarian and development ...read more
21/08/2015
 - FAO South Sudan team Nyabenyi Tipo, Deputy FAOR for Programmes and Mario Zappacosta, Economist spoke to Radio Miraya with South Sudan's Food Security Council Secretary-General John ...read more
17/08/2015
 - The livestock crisis continues to deepen and spread in South Sudan. Last December, FAO warned of a “silent emergency” as the ongoing conflict and instability undermined ...read more
17/08/2015
 - Key points: In Greater Equatoria, production prospects for first season crops to be harvested in August/September are mixed, due to dry weather conditions affecting several areas. Planted area ...read more
31/07/2015
 - Intensified conflict in Southern Unity State and parts of Upper Nile State has displaced hundreds of thousands of people and blocked humanitarian access to areas already ...read more
29/07/2015
 - In South Sudan, the current demand for cooking fuels, and access to these resources, has huge implications for the environment and people’s well-being. The environmental risks ...read more
24/07/2015
 - Livestock play a vital role in the livelihoods of communities in the bordering countries of South Sudan and Uganda. However, when these animals are crossing from ...read more
06/07/2015
 - A major food crisis has enveloped South Sudan and continues to deteriorate at an alarming rate. In the first half of 2015, the prices of basic ...read more
02/07/2015
 - FAO, other UN agencies and Non-governmental Organizations in South Sudan have undertaken an emergency airlift operation to deliver survival kits, containing lifesaving supplies, to internally displaced ...read more
19/06/2015