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30 Aug 2016 description
As schools resume this autumn, widening financial constraints will force the United Nations food agency – the top sponsor of such initiatives – to reduce its reach.
02 Jun 2016 description
Drought linked to El Niño and civil conflict have pushed the number of countries currently in need of external food assistance up to 37 from 34 in March, according to a new FAO report.
29 Apr 2016 description
Nigeria, Chad and Niger account for three-quarters of the population facing severe food insecurity, in particular communities in north-western Chad, where those facing crisis levels of food insecurity has more than doubled.
09 Mar 2016 description
Thirty-four countries, including 27 in Africa, are currently in need of external assistance for food due to drought, flooding and civil conflicts, according to an FAO report released Wednesday.
25 Feb 2016 description
The protracted violence by Boko Haram has displaced some 2.7 million people in the four countries. North-east Nigeria alone accounts for 2.2 million of the displaced.
21 Dec 2015 description
The regions most affected by Boko Haram - Logone et Chari, Mayo Sava and Mayo Tsanaga - have seen a 400 percent increase in the number of severely food insecure people, from 53,000 to over 200,000 in six months.
09 Dec 2015 description
In 2016, some 23.5 million people – almost one in six - will not have enough to eat, of whom at least 6 million will require emergency food assistance. Acute malnutrition will threaten the lives of 5.9 million children under-five.
23 Jun 2015 description
More than $750 million is required to address the immediate challenges facing agriculture and food security in the countries and regions highlighted in this mid-year review.
12 Feb 2015 description
The 2015 appeal is part of a multi-year strategy to respond better to chronic challenges, emphasizing early intervention and closer partnerships with Governments and development actors.
12 Dec 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund
UNICEF aims to continue tackling the two major drivers of Ebola transmission – lack of early isolation of patients and unsafe burials – while seizing opportunities to strengthen primary health care and social support systems.
11 Dec 2014 description
FAO estimates that globally 39 countries, including 29 countries in Africa, need external assistance for food due to conflict, crop failures and localized high food prices.
02 Oct 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund
From January to August 2014, 11,913 news cases of Severe Acute Malnutrition were admitted and treated (of which 6,314 recovered), out of an expected caseload of 30,741 children.
22 Sep 2014 description
report IRIN
As the Ebola caseload tops 5,350, aid agencies and governments in countries not yet affected are gearing up for its potential spread by pre-positioning supplies, training health workers and disseminating prevention campaigns.