In Focus: Refugee crisis in Europe
- UNICEF launches new appeal to support refugee and migrant children in Europe
- Informal meeting of EU heads of state or government on migration, 23 September 2015 - statement / FR
- UNHCR’s proposals in light of the EU response to the refugee crisis and the EU package of 9 September 2015
Appeals & Funding
- Special Mediterranean Initiative Jun 2015 – Dec 2016, Supplementary Appeal
- UNHCR: Special Mediterranean Initiative: Plan for an enhanced operational response (Jun–Dec 2015)
- IFRC Response Plan: A Movement coordinated approach focusing on the Mediterranean and neighbouring regions
IFRC Population Movement Emergency Appeals/Emergency Plan of Action for European Countries Slovenia (Oct 2015); Croatia (Oct 2015); Hungary (Sep 2015); FYR of Macedonia (Sep 2015); Serbia (Sep 2015); Greece (Sep 2015); Italy (May 2015)
La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin est restée calme en septembre. Malgré les bonnes pluies et les conditions écologiques favorables, seule une reproduction limitée a été détectée jusqu’à présent dans le nord du Sahel d’Afrique de l’ouest. Cependant, les effectifs acridiens augmentent progressivement et il se peut qu’il y ait davantage de criquets que ceux observés lors des prospections.
L’éradication de la faim est la pièce maîtresse du programme de développement durable, souligne le chef de la FAO devant les dirigeants du monde
25 septembre 2015, New York - La sécurité alimentaire, la nutrition et l'agriculture durable sont essentielles pour atteindre, d’ici à 2030, l'ensemble des Objectifs de développement durable (ODD), a souligné devant les dirigeants du monde M. José Graziano da Silva, Directeur général de la FAO, dans son discours en séance plénière à l'ONU.
Eradication of hunger the linchpin for sustainable development agenda, FAO chief tells world leaders
25 September 2015, New York - Food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture are key to achieving the entire set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has told world leaders in a plenary address at United Nations headquarters.
M. Graziano da Silva souligne les liens entre conflits, moyens d’existence ruraux en péril et migrations
Responding to the occurrence of influenza A (H7N9) virus requires a wide array of disciplines. Unlike H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), H7N9 is a low pathogenic virus that does not cause any disease signs in infected birds. Consequently there is no signal from poultry of the zoonotic risk at the animal-human interface. This makes it difficult to persuade animal workers of the potential danger from healthy-appearing poultry.
Graziano da Silva stresses links between conflict, imperilled rural livelihoods and migration
24 September 2015, Rome - The millions of people who are being forced to flee from war, poverty and other hardships are a tragic reminder of the urgent need for peaceful solutions based on social justice and improved economic opportunities for all. Key to achieving this is the protection of and investment in rural livelihoods, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.
Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) is an active commitment to take account of, give account to, and be held to account by the people humanitarian organisations seek to assist. It also focuses on the rights, dignity and safety of all segments of an affected community, identifying the capacities, aspirations, constraints and unique needs by gender, age, and diversity groups as they evolve over time.
Among the most pressing challenges facing the world today is feeding a growing global population projected to increase from over 7 billion currently to over 9 billion by 2050. This challenge is compounded by the additional threats of climate change, increasing water and land scarcity, soil and land degradation, and a deteriorating natural resource base, threats that will mainly hurt the world’s poor and vulnerable, especially those living in rural areas who represent the vast majority of the at least 805 million hungry.
This Food Security Cluster Core Indicator Handbook was produced through the cluster’s Programme Quality Working Group as part of an overall effort to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the cluster activities. The indicators included here were developed as part of coordinated efforts by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee’s Needs Assessment Task Force in 2013, which sought to compile an online registry of key indicators for all IASC clusters and sectors, available via the Humanitarian Response website. The second version of this handbook was published in July 2015.
This publication presents the linkages and synergies between social protection and nutrition in the food and agriculture and proposes recommendations for maximizing the nutritional impact of social protection programmes. The target audience includes professionals working in social protection who wish to know more about how nutrition relates to their work, as well as nutrition experts who wish to know how social protection can contribute to improving nutrition.
by Mona Chaya
In Africa, agriculture supports the livelihoods of over 800 million people (80 percent of the population), providing employment for around 60 percent of the economically active population and 70 percent of the poorest (around 270 million people).
The “Regional Asia-Pacific Workshop on Climate-Smart Agriculture: A call for action” was held on 18 to 20 June 2015, in Bangkok, Thailand, with the aim of sharing knowledge and experience on implementing Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) among stakeholders from the Asia-Pacific region. A total of 61 participants attended the Workshop, of whom 27 were representatives from 21 countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The Workshop resulted in the following conclusions and recommendations.
Production céréalière mondiale en hausse pour 2015
Global cereal production for 2015 up
10 September 2015, Rome -International food commodity prices continued to decline in August as ample supplies, a slump in energy prices and concerns over China's economic slowdown all contributed to the sharpest fall of the FAO Food Price Index in almost seven years.
The index averaged 155.7 points in August 2015, down 5.2 percent from July, the steepest monthly drop since December 2008, with virtually all major food commodities registering marked dips.
La déforestation mondiale ralentit car de plus en plus de forêts sont mieux gérées
La FAO présente les principales conclusions de son évaluation des ressources forestières mondiales
Le partenariat prévoit la promotion des droits des agriculteurs familiaux, des communautés autochtones et des femmes
6 septembre 2015, Durban (Afrique du Sud) – La FAO et ActionAid International, une ONG internationale, ont convenu de lancer un nouveau programme conjoint de travail ciblé sur l'autonomisation des populations rurales pauvres.
World deforestation slows down as more forests are better managed
FAO publishes key findings of global forest resources assessment
7 September 2015, Durban/Rome - The world's forests continue to shrink as populations increase and forest land is converted to agriculture and other uses, but over the past 25 years the rate of net global deforestation has slowed down by more than 50 percent, FAO said in a report published today.
The threat posed by the persistence of Transboundary Animal Diseases (TADs) and their consequences to a country’s economy and livelihoods leads FAO to continue its assistance to its member countries when dealing with these threats.
Promoting rights of family-farmers, indigenous communities and women key areas for cooperation under new partnership
6 September 2015, Durban, South Africa – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and ActionAid International, a globe-spanning NGO, have agreed to embark on new joint program of work that will focus on empowering rural people.
Under the terms of a partnership agreement signed here today, the two organizations will collaborate closely to improve the livelihoods of rural communities and promote the right to food worldwide.