FAO emergencies and resilience

Global Environment Facility tasks FAO and IFAD to lead new $230 million agrifood systems transformation program

The initiative aims to support shifts towards sustainable nature-positive production and efficient value chains for crops, commodities, livestock, and aquaculture

Antimicrobial resistance: Now is the time for collective action

Quadripartite launches new Antimicrobial Resistance Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Platform to help tackle common threat to human and animal health and ecosystems

In Focus
Deepening food crisis in Haiti

Currently, nearly half of Haiti’s population is facing acute hunger.


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

Play Video

Southeast Asia is one of the most disaster-prone areas in the world where communities and governments need to continuously think innovatively about planning and acting to reduce the impact of natural disasters.

Play Video
In Focus
Cash and voucher assistance: 2021 achievements

FAO has continued to use cash transfers and vouchers to respond to severe food crises across the world. 

In focus
FAO in the 2022 humanitarian appeals

The world has not faced a risk of widespread famine affecting multiple countries so severe in over a decade. 


On 27 September 2022, Category 3 Hurricane Ian hit the western region of Cuba with strong winds, significant storm surge and coastal flooding.


As part of the United Nations Global Action Plan on Child Wasting, FAO requires USD 500 million to implement its action plan to prevent child wasting (2023–2024) in the 15 most-affected countries.


Severe floods across Nigeria during the recent agricultural season (April–October) have had a devastating impact on livelihood assets, food stocks and yield prospects for the main harvest, disrupting people’s lives and livelihoods.