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Yemen: first UN food aid arrives in Aden as intense fighting takes ‘serious toll’ on civilians

UN News Centre – 22 July 2015

In “a major breakthrough,” the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced that its first ship since conflict erupted in Yemen in March berthed today in the port of Aden after repeated attempts to reach huge numbers of increasingly desperate people and as intense fighting continues to take a serious toll on civilians.

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Vanuatu: UN relief official warns ‘secondary emergency’ looming, urges long-term aid

UN News Centre – 30 March 2015

Two weeks after Tropical Cyclone Pam struck Vanuatu, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the archipelago on a tour through one of the most severely affected provinces Saturday, warned of a “secondary emergency” and urged a scale-up in efforts to provide the essentials to people in need.

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Central African Republic in ‘urgent need’ of agricultural assistance, warns UN agency

UN News Centre – 23 March 2015

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched an urgent appeal to help provide farmers in the Central African Republic (CAR) with seeds and tools for the country’s upcoming planting season, warning that without additional assistance vulnerable populations risked a further deterioration of their livelihoods.

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Fuelled by ‘strong’ cereal stocks, world food prices dip to lowest level since July 2010

UN News Centre – 05 March 2015

Food prices dipped to a 55-month low in February, dropping a steady per cent from the previous month and 14 per cent below its level compared to a year earlier, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported today.

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Through UN-backed project, Ethiopian marmalade will soon hit shelves at ‘Eataly’

UN News Centre – 25 February 2015

Next time you feel like some cactus pear marmalade from Ethiopia but can’t make it to the town of Mekelle, check out the shelves of Italian gourmet food store Eataly.

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As Malawi reels from devastating floods, UN food agency delivers vital supplies

UN News Centre – 23 February 2015

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has announced the delivery of a first round of emergency supplies to more than 288,000 people in flood-affected Malawi, providing much needed relief amid continuing rains.

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UN agriculture agency to provide urgent assistance to drought-stricken Cape Verde

UN News Centre – 18 February 2015

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today announced that it will provide urgently needed food crop seeds, animal feed and drip irrigation equipment to help thousands of people in drought-stricken Cape Verde, while also helping to build resilience and make agriculture less dependent on unpredictable rains.

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‘Vicious circles linking violence and hunger’ must end – UN agriculture chief

UN News Centre – 26 January 2015

Agriculture and food security must be treated as essential components of peacebuilding and conflict resolution, the head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said during a special meeting of the UN Peacebuilding Commission held at Headquarters today.

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Madagascar needs resources to continue battle against locust plague – UN agency

UN News Centre – 21 January 2015

The battle against a plague of locusts in Madagascar is in danger of being lost, as funding to continue efforts against widespread infestations runs out, putting 13 million people at risk of food insecurity, the United Nations agricultural agency said today.

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Central African Republic: UN agency warns of food insecurity amid ongoing instability

UN News Centre – 13 January 2015

The unpredictable and hostile security situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) is having severe consequences for the country’s population still in dire need of humanitarian assistance, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) declared today.

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World Bank says Ebola puts future prosperity of Liberia, Sierra Leone ‘at high risk’

UN News Centre – 12 January 2015

Job losses and food insecurity are among the far-reaching and persistent socio-economic impacts of Ebola in Liberia and Sierra Leone, according to the results of two new World Bank Group surveys released today.

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UN recognizes achievement of thirteen countries in eradicating hunger ahead of 2015-deadline

UN News Centre – 01 December 2014

Honouring their outstanding progress in fighting hunger, 13 countries were commended today by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today for achieving food security milestones ahead of the UN global 2015 target deadline and urged continued momentum to end the suffering of 805 million people who continue to endure chronic undernourishment.

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UN launches ‘pocketbook’ on nutrition ahead of major conference in Rome

UN News Centre – 17 November 2014

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has today published a comprehensive pocketbook of nutrition-related data covering all regions of the world ahead of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) taking place in Rome this week.

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Food insecurity in South Sudan set to deepen as funds dry up, warns UN agency

UN News Centre – 01 August 2014

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned today that food insecurity continues to deepen in South Sudan as funding for life-saving assistance dwindles.

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South Sudan: as rains set in, UN agency boosts aid operations to reach remote areas

UN News Centre – 06 June 2014

As the rainy season begins in South Sudan, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has scaled up its emergency response operations with large-scale airdrops to provide remote communities with livelihood kits that will allow them to plant crops, fish waterways and protect livestock from fatal diseases.

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Asia-Pacific countries adopt roadmap to push toward goal of zero hunger

FAO – 14 March 2014

Photo: ©FAO/Governments from 41 countries across Asia and the Pacific today concluded a five-day regional conference on improving their responses to future food security challenges and efforts to end hunger.

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Africa Aims to Boost Food Security Action on Occasion of Africa Environment Day and Wangari Maathai

UNEP – 03 March 2014

Green Economy Transition Will Assist in Addressing Continent's Environmental Challenges.

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UN agricultural agency hails ‘historic’ new commitment to end hunger in Africa by 2025

UN News Centre – 01 February 2014

The head of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) has welcomed a breakthrough commitment by African leaders to end hunger on the continent by 2025, and has pledged the UN's support as they work to “transform vision into reality.”

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World food prices stay high, but steady

FAO – 09 January 2014

The FAO Food Price Index averaged 206.7 points in December, nearly unchanged from the previous month, with a sharp increase in dairy prices and high meat values balancing out a steep decline in sugar quotations and lower cereal and oil prices.

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IFAD approves US$88m for smallholder farmers to adapt to climate change

IFAD – 16 December 2013

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) approved US $88 million in grant financing for climate change adaptation efforts in 9 vulnerable countries. At the 110th session of its Executive Board, IFAD endorsed a new generation of agricultural investment programmes which dedicate concessional loan and grant financing to actions that manage growing climate risks. This is funded by IFAD’s new Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP), which channels climate finance to smallholder farmers so that they can improve their resilience to climate change.

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