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We cannot hope to end hunger and poverty without creating resilient livelihoods. People around the world are increasingly exposed to natural hazards and crises – from natural disasters and disease epidemics to conflict, market shocks and protracted crises. Emergency preparedness is vital. By helping countries to create or strengthen early warning and disaster risk reduction systems, FAO is ensuring that those who are the most vulnerable to disasters, the rural poor, are more prepared for crises. People with resilient livelihoods are better able to prevent and reduce the impact of disasters on their lives.

Disasters and crises don’t just have immediate, short-term affects, they undermine livelihoods and national development gains that have taken years to build. FAO helps countries to warn their communities and act on threats to agriculture, nutrition and food security. [...read more]

Resources

 - Southern Africa is subject to multiple, frequent, and compounded shocks and stressors that prevent communities from fully recovering from crises, thereby deepening their vulnerability. This vulnerability was particularly exposed during the El Niño-induced drought in 2015–2016: the worst in the region for 35 years, it devastated local food systems and ...read more
05/10/2018