FAO emergencies and resilience

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

FAO proposes five key actions to address climate-conflict nexus at the United Nations Security Council

Deputy Director-General Beth Bechdol urges game-changing solutions to break the vicious loop between climate crisis, conflict and hunger

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.


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.


Forced displacement has reached a scale not seen since records began. It has not only increased to an unprecedented level, but so too has its average duration.