FAO emergencies and resilience

Conflict Drives Acute Hunger in the Democratic Republic of Congo - UN agencies warn

From the FAO Regional Office for Africa

Haiti: Nearly half of the population is facing acute hunger

From the FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean

Afghanistan: Moroccan locust outbreak

Potentially devastating Moroccan locust outbreak in Afghanistan’s wheat basket.


In response to COVID-19 in Bangladesh, the United Nations initiated an intervention, under the leadership of the Directorate General of Health Services, to improve community-level case detection and risk mitigation.

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The COVID-19 pandemic, the climate crisis, environmental degradation, biodiversity loss, and conflicts have created significant food security challenges worldwide in the past years.

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Analysis and evidence

Timely and accurate agriculture-related food security and risk analysis data is fundamental to support and trigger FAO’s evidence-based emergency and resilience programming. 

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Cash and voucher assistance

FAO’s cash and voucher programmes provide people with life-saving means to immediately cope with crises, while protecting their livelihoods and strengthening their resilience to future shocks. 


With 222 million people experiencing high acute food insecurity across 53 countries, and an alarming food security outlook for 2023, investing in agriculture in emergency contexts has never been so critical.


The guidance note offers information and recommendations to FAO Country Offices and partners involved in Anticipatory Action programming on how to engage affected and at-risk people and communities to better understand their risks, needs, priorities and capacities.


The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warn that acute food insecurity is likely to deteriorate further in 18 hunger hotspots during the outlook period from June to November 2023.