FAO emergencies and resilience

Latest IPCC report highlights the critical need to transform agrifood systems as a way to mitigate and adapt to climate change

FAO’s Strategy on Climate Change 2022-31 supports countries to make agrifood systems more efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable

Tropical Cyclones Judy and Kevin: FAO mobilizes to safeguard food security and rural livelihoods in Vanuatu

Team on the ground immediately swung into action to assist rural communities with the current vegetable planting season

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FAO in the 2023 humanitarian appeals

As 2022 nears an end, almost 1 million people face starvation – almost double the numbers of 2021.


Small-scale producers contribute the least to climate change, but are the most at risk of welfare losses due to increasing global temperatures and extreme weather events.

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Anticipatory actions can save lives, safeguard livelihoods and strengthen the resilience of vulnerable communities.

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War in Ukraine

The escalating war in Ukraine is affecting millions of people and forcing massive population displacement.

Changing the internally displaced persons paradigm in Mozambique

Providing IDPs from the country’s destabilized Cabo Delgado Region with a means to start over


With 222 million people experiencing high acute food insecurity across 53 countries, and an alarming food security outlook for 2023, investing in agriculture in emergency contexts has never been so critical.


The war in Ukraine is significantly impacting food security at the national and global levels. Without urgent support to the Ukrainian agrifood sector, humanitarian needs will continue to rise and the stability of global food value chains will remain under threat.


In the same spirit as the preceding Resilience Strategy for Eastern Africa 2018-2022, the East Africa Resilience Programme of Work 2022–2026 describes the strategic approach to sustainable resilience building that FAO will follow to build capacity and strengthen FAO Country Offices, Member Nations and regional institutions to analyse, anticipate and respond to shocks and crises.