FAO emergencies and resilience

Food crisis tightens its grip on 19 ‘hunger hotspots’ as famine looms in the Horn of Africa – new report

Rising conflict, weather extremes, and economic instability aggravated by the lingering impacts of COVID-19 and the ripple effects of the war in Ukraine are among the key drivers

Food insecurity in Sri Lanka likely to worsen amid poor agricultural production, price spikes and ongoing economic crisis, FAO and WFP warn

Nearly 30 percent of the population are experiencing acute food insecurity, and will likely deteriorate further unless urgent assistance is provided

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Hunger crisis in Somalia

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


The ongoing war in Ukraine has affected the planting and harvesting season. As part of its support to Ukrainian farmers, FAO has distributed over 800 metric tonnes of potato seed kits to 17 740 vulnerable families.

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Kenya is facing its third La Niña induced drought in a decade. An estimated 3.1 million people are facing acute food insecurity and in need of humanitarian assistance.

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Desert locust crisis (2020-2021)

With the tremendous support of resource partners, FAO has made great strides against the worst desert locust upsurge to hit the Greater Horn of Africa and Yemen in decades.

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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.