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27 Jun 2018 description
Fall Armyworm keeps spreading to larger areas within countries in sub-Saharan Africa and could move into Northern Africa, Southern Europe and the Near East.
25 Jun 2018 description
FAO and Pennsylvania State University have developed a talking app to help African farmers recognize Fall Armyworm, a fast-spreading crop pest in sub-Saharan Africa.
29 Mar 2018 description
Cereal production in 2017 was estimated at a record low level due to widespread insecurity and massive displacements, especially in southern key‑growing areas.
16 Mar 2018 description
Intensified conflict and political instability, deepening food insecurity and simultaneous outbreaks of communicable diseases are driving a worsening humanitarian crisis across the region.
09 Mar 2018 description
The well-managed, government-led, lifesaving response will need to be sustained across southern and eastern parts of the country through much of 2018.
05 Mar 2018 description
The need for external food assistance in 37 countries – either affected by conflict or adverse climate shocks – remains unchanged compared to the situation three months back.
26 Feb 2018 description
More than seven million people in South Sudan - almost two-thirds of the population - could become severely food insecure in the coming months without sustained aid and access.
20 Feb 2018 description
Le Plan de réponse humanitaire cible les besoins des personnes les plus vulnérables, soit les déplacées, retournées ou rapatriées, et celles en besoin immédiat d'assistance.
16 Feb 2018 description
This guide will help smallholder farmers and frontline agricultural staff to manage FAW more effectively amidst fears that FAW may push more people into hunger.
07 Feb 2018 description
The infestation has been confirmed in over 30 African countries and poses a growing threat to food security, nutrition, and the livelihoods of millions of smallholder farmers.
10 Jan 2018 description
report IRIN
Two consecutive years of failed rains have left 3.4 million Kenyans needing food aid and 480,000 children requiring treatment for acute malnutrition. It’s the worst humanitarian crisis the country has faced since 2011.
07 Dec 2017 description
Global food supplies are high due to strong cereal harvests, but localized drought, flooding and protracted conflicts have intensified and perpetuated food insecurity.
14 Nov 2017 description
The region faces a major displacement crisis with 10.7 million people uprooted by the end of September 2017, and this figure expected to rise in the months ahead.
19 Oct 2017 description
International community must act swiftly, and on a large scale. The worm reportedly has a foothold in 28 nations in Africa, and it feeds on crops that include maize, consumed by more than 200 million Africans.
24 Sep 2017 description
Food insecure caseload estimated at record high 6 million. Unfavourable prospects due to widespread insecurity, large scale displacements and Fall Armyworm infestations.
07 Sep 2017 description
The Revised Flash Appeal aims to respond to the most life-threatening needs of 1.9 million people, prioritizing the 11 counties facing the highest levels of malnutrition and food insecurity.
14 Aug 2017 description
As of August 2017, the overall number of people requiring emergency food assistance between August and December 2017 is 8.5 million of which 3.3 million reside in the Somali region.
31 Jul 2017 description
To protect themselves from total crop failure, farmers in Kenya grow pulses alongside their traditional crops like maize – a practice known as intercropping.
14 Jul 2017 description
The third consecutive failed rainy season has seriously eroded families' resilience, and urgent and effective livelihood support is required. The most affected areas are in Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
04 Jul 2017 description
report Oxfam
Food shortages are compounded by anxiety around August elections, which may politicize the crisis, a lack of access to water and high levels of severe acute malnutrition among under-fives.