launched by the fao's emergency centre for transboundary animal diseases in november 2015, the erp has proved a tangible success, raising awareness among households regarding the risks linked to the traditional egyptian household poultry-slaughter and promoting safer manual bird-slaughter steps across egypt.
yemen faces the worst humanitarian in the world. the country has become increasingly unstable since the conflict escalated dramatically in mid-march 2015, severely disrupting the economy, including the agriculture sector. in light of these alarming situation, fao is empowering 38 water user associations (wuas) to promote better water management and reduce local conflicts over water resources.
as the violence continues, an estimated 9.8 million syrians are in urgent need of food and farming support. current forecasts point to worsening cereal crop production. each day, as thousands of syrians continue to flee to neighboring countries, urgent humanitarian assistance is needed.