Looking for Sustainable Solutions to Fight Famine in Conflict Situations
©FAO/Albert Gonzalez Farran
6 July 2017, Rome--- The world is facing one of the largest food crises in decades, with 30 million people in four countries – northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen – severely food insecure, with many at risk of famine. The purpose of the event is to brief member countries on the latest food security situation in northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, and to update on the ongoing response by FAO and WFP with a particular focus on the joint efforts to “Work together to save lives and livelihoods”. The event will also be an opportunity to provide a perspective for durable solutions in conflict situations.

Opening statement by Daniel Gustafson, Deputy Director‐General, Programmes, FAO.
11min. 23sec.

Update on the current food situation in the four countries by Luca Russo, FAO Senior Food Crises Analyst.
14min. 57sec.

Update on response by the two agencies and challenges faced - Joint WFP and FAO presentation by Dominique Burgeon, Director of Emergencies, FAO and Arif Husain, Chief Economist, WFP.
24min. 06sec.
Topic(s): Agriculture & crops, Emergencies/Crises, Food production & stocks, Food Security, Hunger & food insecurity, Resilience, Rural or agricultural development, SDGs, Zero Hunger
Produced by: FAO
Reference: 12153