Following analysis of the latest suitable satellite images, some as recent as last week (September 17th), SWALIM has released updated information on the state of the Juba and Shabelle Rivers in advance of the Deyr seasonal rains, which are expected to commence by mid-October (in about three weeks’ time). As the data shows, there are a significant number of breakages or potential breakages in the embankments, giving rise to flood risks should the rivers rise rapidly.
6 million people severely food insecure
80-90 % of the population depend on agriculture, fisheries and livestock for their livelihoods
2.6 million displaced people USD
16 million needed for FAO’s response until end of 2016
Restoring agricultural livelihoods is a priority to avoid a further deterioration of the food security situation of displaced people and host communities in the coming months.
23/09/2016 New Delhi, India – With 42 percent of the world’s population, the group of countries that make up the BRICS are in a position to shape agricultural policies that would strengthen global food security and transform rural societies and livelihoods, Kundhavi Kadiresan, Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), said today.
FAO, IFAD and WFP to pursue initiative first launched by Ban Ki-moon
Joint FAO, IFAD, WFP news release
NEW YORK, 22 September 2016 – The heads of the Rome-based food and agriculture agencies today thanked United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for his personal commitment and leadership in challenging the world to reach Zero Hunger. They promised to maintain momentum to reach the ambitious target by 2030.
La FAO, le FIDA et le PAM poursuivront l’initiative lancée par Ban Ki-moon
22 septembre 2016, New York - Les chefs des organisations alimentaires de l'ONU basées à Rome ont remercié aujourd'hui Ban Ki-Moon, le Secrétaire général de l'ONU pour son engagement personnel et la ténacité dont il a fait preuve en incitant le monde à réaliser l'Objectif Faim Zéro. Ils ont promis de maintenir cette dynamique afin de parvenir à cet objectif ambitieux d'ici 2030.
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This short 35-minute module addresses the basic terms and concepts relating to food and nutrition, malnutrition, food security and livelihoods. By the end of this module, you will be able to define and differentiate these key concepts and understand the different situations that they encompass.
One of the impacts of climate change is an increase in the incidence, severity and unpredictability of natural disasters. This e-learning course explains how livelihoods and tenure rights are affected by natural disasters, and illustrates how responsible governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests can support a disaster management process through improved prevention, mitigation, preparedness, emergency response, and recovery and reconstruction.