FAO emergencies and resilience

Gaza: In a briefing to the UN Security Council, FAO calls for immediate cessation of hostilities and restoration of humanitarian space to eliminate the risk of famine

Deputy Director-General Maurizio Martina points out the catastrophic damage induced by the conflict across the entire food supply chain

Not a person but a porridge, Tom Brown fights malnutrition and boosts incomes in Nigeria

A porridge created from local ingredients provides nutrition and profits to crisis-affected women

In times of crisis, every seed counts

As conflict rages across Sudan, agriculture – a key pillar of food and income – is jeopardized for millions of people. Yet, some farmers have held the line.


Acute hunger is escalating worldwide. The growing number of people impacted by pressing humanitarian crises in conflict-affected places like Gaza, Ukraine, and Sudan, or by climate extremes, requires urgent and collective action explains Beth Bechdol, FAO Deputy Director-General.


In 2022, severe floods hit the Niger causing crop and livestock losses and the destruction of cultivated land.

In focus
Forced displacement

The increasingly protracted nature of forced displacement calls for sustainable and durable solutions.

In focus
Sustaining peace

Conflict is a major driver of food crises, followed by weather extremes and economic shocks.


In 2023, access to food emerged as the most pressing need for people in the Niger, where the impact of climate change and armed conflict continue to drive acute food insecurity.


Agriculture is an increasingly vital lifeline for people in Haiti. Rising insecurity and low harvests have pushed food prices up.


By the end of 2022, the Global Report on Food Crises recorded the highest-ever levels of acute food insecurity – affecting a quarter of a billion people in 53 countries – in spite of the highest ever levels of funding for humanitarian response.