FAO emergencies and resilience

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No longer a minefield
17/04/2024

Rehabilitating lands scarred by diamond mining to offer new livelihoods in Sierra Leone

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Sudan: Cereal production down by over 40 percent, likely exacerbating hunger
16/04/2024

Director of the FAO Office of Emergencies and Resilience, Rein Paulsen, evaluates the food security situation on the ground and urges continued global...

Highlights
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.

16/04/2024

In 2022, West Africa experienced some of the worst flooding on record. Millions lost their homes. Thousands lost their lives. The heavy rainfall destroyed crops on close to three million hectares of farmland and killed more than one million head of livestock in six countries alone.

19/03/2024

The food security situation in Gaza is catastrophic; famine is imminent in the Northern Governorates and there is a risk of famine across the rest of the Gaza Strip, according to a new report published March 18 by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) global initiative.

In focus
Anticipatory action

FAO is forging a way for a faster, more effective humanitarian system by shifting from disaster response to anticipation.

Social protection

Worldwide, 80 percent of the extreme poor live in rural areas. Of these, 76 percent work in agriculture, and a great share of them relies on subsistence farming.

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