FAO emergencies and resilience

Asia and the Pacific

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Asia and the Pacific are highly exposed to climate-induced disasters and weather extremes, as well as transboundary plant pests and animal diseases. Compounding the situation are conflicts, economic crises, and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and of the war in Ukraine. These factors are aggravating agricultural production and food insecurity in countries across the region. In particular, Afghanistan and Pakistan are among the top ten countries with the highest number of people in Crisis or worse levels of food insecurity in the world.

News
News
Carpe data, carpe DIEM
03/05/2024

How FAO's state-of-the-art data platform is speeding up emergency relief operations in Afghanistan and beyond

News
Afghanistan: the food security situation is improving, but the crisis is far from over
18/03/2024

Interview with Alexander Jones, Director of the FAO’s Resource Mobilization Division, on his recent field visit to Afghanistan to see how FAO is...

Publications
Publications
Myanmar: Improving food security and nutrition with cash assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic
05/2024

Rakhine State in Myanmar has experienced armed conflict, localized violence, political instability and extremely high levels of forced displacement,...

Publications
Improving food security and nutrition through cash+ in Armenia
05/2024

Combining cash transfers, productive assets and inputs distribution with agricultural and nutrition trainings for vulnerable rural households in Lori...

Publications
Nepal: Impact of the November 2023 earthquakes
05/2024

The earthquakes that affected the Karnali province in Nepal in November 2023 had a devastating effect on the livelihoods of the people living in the...

Multimedia
Video
Afghanistan Rural Insight
18/02/2024

Discover Afghanistan's rural views in this engaging video, which showcases farmers' different perspectives.

Video
Anticipatory Action in Timor-Leste: Bracing for Drought
12/12/2023

As Timor-Leste shows signs of drought linked to El Niño, fears of food shortages are growing.