FAO emergencies and resilience

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

Sudan: Cereal production down by over 40 percent, likely exacerbating hunger

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

5 things you should know about how conflict in Sudan is devastating agriculture and people's food security

One year on from the start of the most recent hostilities in Sudan...


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.


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.

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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.


In 2023, the levels of acute food insecurity in northeastern Nigeria were comparable to those reported during the peak of the crisis in 2016/17.


Cameroon, as most countries in the Sahel, is currently facing shocks that are affecting people’s food security and livelihoods.


The Identification, Delivery and Empowerment Application (IDEA) is a digital ecosystem of applications developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to ensure the protection and secure management of beneficiary data, and delivery and tracking of assistance.