FAO in the 2020 humanitarian appeals

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The number of people facing acute hunger in the world has continued to rise

Conflict and extreme climate events remain the main drivers behind severe food crises. Often occurring simultaneously, all dimensions of food security – food availability, access and utilization – are further undermined. Agriculture – the main source of livelihood for the majority of crisis affected populations – plays a crucial role in fighting hunger. Investing in agricultural support from the onset of a crisis saves lives and enables families trapped by fighting or

living in remote areas to rapidly resume local food production and earn an income. In 2020, FAO’s response will continue to be scaled up to meet the most urgent needs of affected communities while strengthening their resilience and adaptive capacities. This will help to address the root causes of increased food insecurity and malnutrition, particularly of those most exposed and vulnerable to shocks.


AfghanistanBangladeshBurkina FasoBurundiCameroonCentral African RepublicChadDemocratic People's Republic of KoreaDemocratic Republic of the CongoEthiopiaHaitiIraqLibyaMaliMyanmarNigerNigeriaPalestineSomaliaSouth SudanSudanSyrian Arab RepublicYemen

regional appeals

Syrian Arab Republic Regional
Syrian Arab Republic Regional
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43million people
to be assisted
900million USD required
for 2020

2020 funding requirements

in million USD


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FAO is appealing for USD 900 million to assist 43 million people.

FAO can help vulnerable families better withstand current and future crises and regain their self-sufficiency, livelihoods and lives.


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