FAO emergencies and resilience

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Food crisis tightens its grip on 19 ‘hunger hotspots’ as famine looms in the Horn of Africa – new report
21/09/2022

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

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Food insecurity in Sri Lanka likely to worsen amid poor agricultural production, price spikes and ongoing economic crisis, FAO and WFP warn
12/09/2022

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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In Focus
Hunger crisis in Somalia

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

26/05/2022

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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09/09/2022

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. 

Publications
21/09/2022

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) warn that acute food insecurity is likely to deteriorate further in 19 countries or situations – called hunger hotspots – during the outlook period from October 2022 to January 2023.

13/09/2022

This document provides an up-to-date summary of the humanitarian situation in Ukraine and the response of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on the ground.

06/09/2022

Severe monsoon weather conditions since mid-June 2022 have disrupted the lives and livelihoods of 33 million people in Pakistan, mainly located in rural areas.