In complex emergency situations such as that in Somalia, marred by violence, destitution and famine, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has managed to implement a large cashfor- work (CFW programme. The programme provides emergency relief [...]
When emergency situations continue for years or even decades achieving food security becomes an overwhelming challenge. This policy brief aims at sharing insights, based on concrete evidence from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia and the Sudan, on [...]
Since February 2004, FAO, through the Food Security Analysis Unit (FSAU) Somalia, has been developing the Integrated Food Security and Humanitarian Phase Classification (IPC) - a tool for improving analysis and decision making in emergency situations.
“Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life”. (World Food Summit, 1996)