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FAO / NEPAL AID

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) says it needs around $8 million in urgent aid to respond to the aftermath and damage from the earthquake in Nepal, that  killed thousands and left some 3.5 million people in need of food assistance.FAO / FILE

1 May 2015 | Read More »

YEMEN / FOOD INSECURITY

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said Wednesday the escalation of conflict in Yemen means some 11 million people there are severely food insecure and millions more are at risk of not meeting their basic food needs. FAO

15 Apr 2015 | Read More »

LEBANON / CATTLE VACCINATIONS

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is carrying out a vaccination programme to try to stem the spread of diseases hitting cows, goats and sheep along Lebanon's border with Syria. FAO

10 Apr 2015 | Read More »

UN / DPRK SILENT EMERGENCY

The UN's top official in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)  said today UN agencies need $111 million to support humanitarian needs in what he called a "silent emergency" in that country. UNIFEED-UNTV

9 Apr 2015 | Read More »

WHO / WORLD HEALTH DAY ADVANCER

New data on the harm caused by food-borne illnesses underscore the global threats posed by unsafe foods, and the need for coordinated, cross-border action across the entire food supply chain, according to the World Health Organization, which next week is dedicating its annual World Health Day to the issue of food safety. WHO / FILE

2 Apr 2015 | Read More »

FAO /EBOLA

The UN food agency (FAO) will invest $5 million into its Ebola Response Programme in Guinea, which aims to assist households whose livelihoods and access to food have been severely threatened by the impact of that virus outbreak. FAO

18 Feb 2015 | Read More »

SOMALIA / FOOD SECURITY

A new United Nations report revealed that roughly 731,000 people in Somalia face acute food insecurity. A further 2.3 million people risk sliding into acute food insecurity in 2015. UNSOM

30 Jan 2015 | Read More »

MADAGASCAR / LOCUST CRISIS

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization calls for urgent funds to address the ongoing threat posed to food security and nutrition. FAO

28 Jan 2015 | Read More »

DRC / LUHANGO RETURNEES

Four United Nations (UN) agencies are conducting a joint project to help 600 families in  Luhango, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to rebuild their lives after years of destruction brought by war and displacement. MONUSCO

22 Jan 2015 | Read More »

ROME / TSUNAMI

Ten years after the world’s worst natural disaster in living memory roared across the shorelines of South and Southeast Asia, countries in the region are better prepared to deal with tragedies like the tsunami, but there is still room for improvement, the United Nations’ food agency (FAO) said today.  FAO

22 Dec 2014 | Read More »

 

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