FAO emergencies and resilience

Latin America and Caribbean can be at the forefront of global food and agriculture, provided it first tackles hunger and inequality

FAO Director-General points to priority areas for action to heads of state and government at regional CELAC forum

As the pace of urbanization quickens in Asia-Pacific, so too does the threat of urban food insecurity – UN agencies report

In 2021, 396 million people in the region were undernourished and an estimated 1.05 billion people suffered from moderate or severe food insecurity.

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FAO in the 2023 humanitarian appeals

As 2022 nears an end, almost 1 million people face starvation – almost double the numbers of 2021.


Have you ever wondered why, in this day and age, some communities constantly face extreme hunger?

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FAO, together with the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, distributed over 30 000 grain sleeves to support more than 1 500 Ukrainian farmers with temporary storage solutions.

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War in Ukraine

The escalating war in Ukraine is affecting millions of people and forcing massive population displacement.

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Hunger crisis in Somalia

Somalia continues to face one of the world’s most severe humanitarian crisis.


For the first time in history, northern Central America suffered a third consecutive year of La Niña events.


The outbreak of the war in Ukraine on 24 February 2022 is significantly impacting rural livelihoods and food value chains at the national and global levels.


Madagascar has been reeling from a socioeconomic crisis marked by high levels of poverty and food insecurity, with the situation worsening as a result of the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and of the war in Ukraine.