Resilience
For those whose livelihoods or food needs depend entirely on agriculture and natural resources, disasters can be overwhelming. FAO addresses emergencies in many ways from preparedness and anticipatory action to rebuilding livelihoods and making communities more resilient. ©FAO

5 ways FAO helps people before during and after emergencies

04/10/2021

Disasters, like an earthquake or a violent coup d’état, can strike suddenly, or like droughts and floods, develop slowly. These types of emergencies are devastating for people everywhere, but for those whose livelihoods or food needs depend entirely on agriculture and natural resources, these disasters can often be overwhelming. FAO helps communities address emergencies in a variety of ways from anticipatory action and preparedness to rebuilding livelihoods and making communities more resilient. 

Here are just five ways FAO helps people before, during and after emergencies:

1. Anticipatory action

Many crises, such as natural disasters, are largely unavoidable, but there is a lot that can be done early on to mitigate them.

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