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16 Oct 2017 description

As countries around the globe celebrate World Food Day, millions of Yemenis continue to hope for greater international assistance to alleviate their food insecurity and malnutrition. Yemen currently suffers from the worst humanitarian crisis in the world with 17 million of its people – nearly 60 percent of the country’s population – in “crisis” or “emergency” conditions.

13 Oct 2017 description

Caught in Yemen’s two-year conflict are tens of thousands of families forced to migrate to other parts of the country only to be able to support themselves and their families until they can return home one day. Displaced and uprooted from their livelihood and familiar surroundings, the internally displaced persons (IDPs), often face severe social and economic transformation under conditions worsened by unemployment, food insecurity, and malnutrition.

06 Oct 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.

05 Oct 2017 description

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

La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin a continué à rester calme en septembre. Malgré de bonnes précipitations et des conditions de reproduction favorables, très peu de criquets ont été détectés lors des prospections réalisées dans les aires de reproduction estivale du nord du Sahel d’Afrique de l’ouest et du Soudan, ainsi que de part et d’autre de la frontière indopakistanaise.

03 Oct 2017 description

World Bank grant will immediately assist 630,000 people and strengthen the resilience of rural communities

3 October 2017: Cairo/Rome - The World Bank and FAO have launched a $36 million project aimed at providing immediate assistance to over 630,000 poor and food-insecure people in Yemen - more than 30 percent of whom are women - as well as increasing longer term agricultural resilience in the conflict-ridden country.

03 Oct 2017 description

General Situation during August 2017 Forecast until mid-November 2017

21 Sep 2017 description

El informe de la FAO indica un repunte de las cosechas en la mayoría de los países de bajos ingresos con déficit de alimentos

21 Sep 2017 description

Le rapport de la FAO souligne la hausse des récoltes dans les pays aux plus faibles revenus et plus importants déficits vivriers

21 Sep 2017 description

Conflicts drag down food security amid growing global food output

FAO report notes rebounding harvests in most low-income food-deficit countries

21 September 2017, Rome-- Robust harvests in Latin America and rebounding agricultural conditions in Southern Africa are on course to improve the global food supply situation, but ongoing civil conflicts and climate-related shocks are affecting progress towards hunger reduction, according to the new edition of FAO's Crop Prospects and Food Situation report.

15 Sep 2017 description

815 millones de personas padecen hambre, con millones de niños amenazados de malnutrición

15 de septiembre de 2017, Roma – Tras haber disminuido de forma constante durante más de una década, vuelve a aumentar el hambre en el mundo, que afectó a 815 millones de personas en 2016 -el 11 por ciento de la población mundial-, según la nueva edición del informe anual de la ONU sobre seguridad alimentaria y nutrición publicada hoy. Al mismo tiempo, múltiples formas de malnutrición amenazan la salud de millones de personas.

15 Sep 2017 description
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World hunger is estimated to be on the rise again as conflict and human-induced disasters as well as natural disasters are contributing to setbacks in food security. This year’s The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) warns that the long-term declining trend in undernourishment seems to have come to a halt and may have reversed. Meanwhile, though progress continues to be made in reducing child malnutrition, millions of children are still stunted and wasted, and rising overweight and obesity are a concern in most parts of the world.

08 Sep 2017 description

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

01 Sep 2017 description
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General Situation during August 2017
Forecast until mid-October 2017

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
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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.