FAO emergencies and resilience

Eastern Africa

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Of the countries most vulnerable to climate change, nine are located in Eastern Africa (ND-GAIN country index). Across Eastern Africa, more frequent and intense climate shocks, like droughts, floods and cyclones, have made small-scale farmers one of the most vulnerable communities due to their dependence on climate and natural resources. Coupled with economic inequality, conflict and political instability, affected communities continue to face a cascade of challenges that make it harder to recover. FAO delivers urgent humanitarian assistance and technical expertise in advance of predicted crises, at the onset of crises and beyond to assist communities in their recovery and pave a pathway to sustainable agricultural livelihoods.

News
News
Agricultural aid is humanitarian aid
24/04/2024

Supporting farmers benefits us all

News
Joint Press Conference at conclusion of visit to Somalia by OCHA and FAO Deputy Heads
11/03/2024

Senior UN officials met people on the frontlines of the climate crisis as well as government officials, donor partners, and aid workers to scale...

News
FAO proposes five key actions to address climate-conflict nexus at the United Nations Security Council
14/02/2024

Deputy Director-General Beth Bechdol urges game-changing solutions to break the vicious loop between climate crisis, conflict and hunger

Publications
Publications
Food and nutrition security resilience programme in South Sudan: Endline survey report
05/2024

This report provides an overview of the impact evaluation findings of the FNS-REPRO project in South Sudan.

Publications
Somalia: Humanitarian Needs and Response Plan 2024
04/2024

Within the span of a year, Somalia has gone from averting a famine caused by the longest drought in its history to the worst flooding on record.

Publications
Resilience building in Somalia: FAO Programme Review 2024
04/2024

Leveraging on more than a decade of delivering humanitarian response, saving lives, and building resilient and sustainable livelihoods in Somalia, FAO...

Multimedia
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Humanitarian Assistance to drought effected pastoralists in Kenya
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...