FAO emergencies and resilience


Do you know that more than 70 per cent of the people affected by disasters are rural farmers and fisherfolk? And that only 4 per cent of emergency assistance targets their needs? In this conversation with the Director of FAO's Office of Emergencies and Resilience, Rein Paulsen, find out why there is an urgent need to improve emergency responses globally - at a time of unprecedented need.

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The Desert Locust outbreak in the Horn of Africa could provoke a humanitarian crisis, warns the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

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All around the world, people, plants and animals are dying from infections that cannot be treated – even with the best medicines available.

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It’s the worst desert locust outbreak in decades for many countries in the Horn of Africa.

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La Guajira, Colombia’s northernmost region, is dry with desert landscapes. It’s prone to drought and food insecurity particularly in rural areas.

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