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Saving Livelihoods Saves Lives 2018

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This publication highlights some of FAO’s achievements over the past year and identifies pathways to build resilient agriculture-based livelihoods and food systems. The report stresses that humanitarian assistance alone is not enough to win the battle against acute hunger. In 2018, FAO’s work ranged from immediate humanitarian response to protect lives and livelihoods in some of the most complex contexts in the world, including South Sudan and Yemen, to addressing the vulnerability of pastoral populations and facilitating the development of livestock feed balances in the Horn of Africa, among many other areas of action. The report concludes that there is a need for more effective collaboration across sectors, using a systems approach to address the multiple drivers of fragility and vulnerability and deliver more inclusive, holistic, resilient, and sustainable solutions. This means bringing together work on peace and security, human rights, social protection, gender equality and equitable access to land.

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Working together in 2019

2018 saw significant progress in making collaboration across the humanitarian-development-peace nexus a reality on the ground, particularly in the form of the nascent Global Network Against Food Crises. However, given persistently high levels of acute hunger – above 100 million people for the last three years – it is clear that much more work is needed to address hunger at its roots.

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