World Humanitarian Summit: FAO stresses early warning, better management of risks and crises
24 May 2016, Istanbul - Building resilience is crucial to enable fragile communities, especially in rural areas, cope with the increasing frequency and magnitude of natural disasters and the growing threat of pandemic diseases, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today told participants at the World Humanitarian Summit.
"We need to be prepared: with climate change, extreme weather events will happen more often and with greater intensity," he said.
Food Security Sector (FSS) Highlights for April 2016
Summary of on-going humanitarian assistance:
Number of people targeted by 2016 HRP: 1.5 million people
Total budget of Food Security Sector in 2016 HRP: US$ 71.4 million
HRP resources mobilized to dateL US$ 7.9 million
Reached with food and livelihoods assistance in 2016: 347,403 people
Projected needs for the coming lean season (June -September 2016)
A total of 3 million people are in need of assistance through the coming lean season.
Istanbul, Turkey - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - A major new partnership to better prepare countries and communities for disasters is being launched today at the World Humanitarian Summit as a united response to a continuing rise in humanitarian emergencies.
Cereals and starchy roots production in 2015 dropped to its lowest level in 12 years, after two consecutive years of drought.
Food availability in 2015/16 is being sustained by imports and a drawdown of stocks.
Prices at the beginning of 2016 were at near record levels for maize and at record levels for black beans.
During the week that ended on 23 May 2016, there was a significant reduction of rainfall activities in most areas of Juba and Shabelle basins inside Somalia as well as the Ethiopian highlands with most stations recording little or no rainfall. The table below shows the total amounts received in some stations during the last week within the two basins.
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CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
Team Leader and member for the Final Evaluation of the project “Sudan Food Security Policy and Strategy Capacity Building Programme” (FSPS)
Contract duration: 35-40 days between July 15 and October 15 2016
Duty station: home-based with missions to FAO HQ (Rome) and Sudan
Vacancy No. IRC3355
Deadline for Applications: 31 May 2016
Expressions of Interest for the Evaluation
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.