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Pope Francis donates to FAO to assist drought and conflict-stricken populations in East Africa

Photo: ©FAO/Alessandra Benedetti

Pope Francis speaking at FAO in 2014.

21 July 2017, Rome – In an unprecedented move, Pope Francis has symbolically donated €25,000 to FAO’s efforts supporting people facing food insecurity and famine in East Africa.…

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Photo: ©FAO/Giuseppe Carotenuto

Parliamentarians have a key role to play along with governments, civil society, private sector, international agencies and donors “to achieve a Zero Hunger generation in our lifetime”, said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today …

South Sudan’s Leaders Must End Pursuit of Political Objectives through Violence, Assistant Secretary-General Tells Security Council

Members Warn of Humanitarian Crisis, Voice Support for Subregional Plan to Revitalize 2015 Peace Agreement

Briefing the Security Council on the situation in South Sudan today, the Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations said the success …

Food aid costs have skyrocketed, warns WFP

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Steven Were Omamo from the World Food Programme told journalists in Geneva that 800 million people go hungry every day, and the number could grow. Photo: UN Photo/Daniel Johnson

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FAO issues alert over third consecutive failed rainy season, worsening hunger in East Africa

Photo: ©FAO/Tony Karumba

A livestock owner in Kenya with his remaining cattle after drought killed two-thirds of his herd.

14 July 2017, Rome – Poor rains across East Africa have worsened hunger and left crops scorched, pastures dry …

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