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17 Aug 2017 description

UN Security Council acknowledges conflict as a major cause of famine

17 August 2017, Rome - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) welcomes the UN Security Council's recognition of conflict as a major cause of famine, and the call to enhance longer-term recovery and resilience of conflict-affected countries. FAO's response comes after the UN Security Council adopted a presidential statement acknowledging the link between conflict and famine. 

02 Aug 2017 description

Situation Générale en juillet 2017 Prévision jusqu'à’mi-septembre 2017

La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin a continué à rester calme en juillet. Des opérations de lutte ont été réalisées en Iran et, dans une moindre mesure, en Algérie où une reproduction à petite échelle avait eu lieu. Des ailés en faibles effectifs sont apparus dans les aires de reproduction estivale de Mauritanie, du Soudan et de part et d’autre de la frontière indopakistanaise.

01 Aug 2017 description

General Situation during July 2017 Forecast until mid-September 2017

12 Jul 2017 description

Graziano da Silva briefs UN Security Council on need to save lives by saving rural livelihoods in Yemen

12 July 2017, Geneva - The scale of the food crisis in conflict-ridden Yemen is staggering with 17 million people - two thirds of the population - severely food insecure and seven million of these on the verge of famine, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today in a briefing to the UN Security Council.

10 Jul 2017 description

20 million people at risk of famine, an additional 10 million threatened by famine in the coming months

80% rely on agriculture for their livelihoods

funding to-date: USD 174 million

funding gap: USD 191 million

The world is facing one of the largest food crises in 70 years, with 20 million people in four countries — northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen — at risk of famine. If no action is taken, an additional 10 million will be threatened by famine.

07 Jul 2017 description

Member Nations briefed on famine-fighting efforts in four at-risk countries

6 July 2017, Rome - Preventing famine in northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen urgently requires intensified humanitarian support and further funding. That was the message of an event hosted by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization and World Food Programme on the sidelines of FAO's Conference.

05 Jul 2017 description

Situation Générale en juin 2017 Prévision jusqu'à’mi-août 2017

04 Jul 2017 description

Joint FAO-Arab League event hears climate change poses serious risk to water availability

4 July 2017, Rome - Arab states must continue to seek innovations to overcome water scarcity in the face of climate change, said UN Food and Agriculture Organization Director-General José Graziano da Silva at an event co-hosted by the Arab League on the sidelines of FAO's biennial Conference.

04 Jul 2017 description

IN NUMBERS

17 million
people food insecure

7 million
people are at risk of famine

USD 31.7 million
funding gap for FAO’s 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 17 million people are food insecure while a staggering seven million people do not know where their next meal is coming from and are at risk of famine.

04 Jul 2017 description

20 million
people at risk of famine, an additional 10 million threatened by famine in the coming months

80%
rely on agriculture for their livelihoods

The world is facing one of the largest food crises in 70 years, with 20 million people in four countries — northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen — at risk of famine. If no action is taken, an additional 10 million will be threatened by famine.

04 Jul 2017 description
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The Desert Locust situation continued to remain calm during June. Preventive control operations were undertaken in Algeria and Iran where small-scale breeding had occurred. Elsewhere, only low numbers of locusts were present in the interior of Sudan. However, unusually early and good rains fell during June throughout most of the summer breeding areas in the northern Sahel of West Africa and Sudan as well as along both sides of the Indo-Pakistan border.

03 Jul 2017 description

Background

The Global Early Warning – Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The report is part of FAO’s EWEA system, which aims to translate forecasts and early warnings into anticipatory action.

03 Jul 2017 description

3 July 2017, Rome - The number of hungry people in the world has increased since 2015, reversing years of progress, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told member states today at the opening of the agency's biennial conference.

Graziano da Silva stressed that almost 60 percent of the people suffering from hunger in the world live in countries affected by conflict and climate change.

FAO currently identifies 19 countries in a protracted crisis situation, often also facing extreme climatic events such as droughts and floods.

14 Jun 2017 description

Focus is on saving lives and livelihoods to sustain peace and tackle hunger

14 June 2017, Rome - The African Union (AU) and FAO will seek to step up joint efforts to end hunger and sustain peace in the continent say FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and AU Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, Josefa Leonel Correia Sacko .

09 Jun 2017 description

FAO-WFP report is an invaluable tool for the UN Security Council, says its President

FAO Director-General introduces report on food insecurity in conflict-affected countries

9 June 2017, New York - In a meeting with the United Nations Security Council President, Ambassador Sacha Sergio Llorentty Solíz of Bolivia, FAO Director-General Graziano da Silva has introduced an updated version of a joint FAO and World Food Programme (WFP) report on the monitoring of food insecurity in conflict-affected crisis.

09 Jun 2017 description

Le rapport de la FAO souligne des pertes importantes dues à la perturbation des activités agricoles, à la hausse des prix et au déplacement des moyens d’existence

09 Jun 2017 description

Food insecurity strains deepen amid civil conflict and drought

FAO report notes heavy toll of disrupted farming, higher prices and displaced livelihoods

8 June 2017, Rome-- Large agricultural harvests in some regions of the world are buoying global food supply conditions, but protracted fighting and unrest are increasing the ranks of the displaced and hungry elsewhere, according to the new edition of FAO's Crop Prospects and Food Situation report.

06 Jun 2017 description

20 million
people at risk of famine, an additional 10 million threatened by famine in the coming months

80%
rely on agriculture for their livelihoods

The world is facing one of the largest food crises in 70 years, with 20 million people in four countries — northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen — at risk of famine. If no action is taken, an additional 10 million will be threatened by famine.

06 Jun 2017 description

Situation Generale en mai 2017

Prevision jusqu'a'mi-juillet 2017

02 Jun 2017 description
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General Situation during May 2017

Forecast until mid-July 2017