Four decades of conflict, recurrent natural disasters (most notably droughts and floods) and limited capacity to cope with climate‑related shocks have caused massive population displacements and left millions of people in acute food insecurity. The effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have exacerbated the food insecurity situation as livelihood opportunities and incomes were diminished.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is working with partners in the Food Security and Agriculture Cluster to:
• Ensure access to livelihoods protection assistance for vulnerable people at risk of hunger and malnutrition.
• Strengthen resilience capacity of vulnerable farmers and herders to withstand shocks through emergency preparedness, timely assessments and response.
• Enhance capacity of partners to deliver effective assistance.