On 4 May 2022, the Global Network Against Food Crises released the latest numbers on people facing acute hunger and malnutrition in crisis-prone countries presented in the 2022 Global Report on Food Crises. The report is facilitated by the Food Security Information Network.

This year’s edition indicates alarming increases in the number of people in the most severe phases of acute food insecurity, recording unprecedented levels of hunger worldwide. Even though the analysis leading to the report predates the start to the war in Ukraine, the findings already lay bare the interconnected nature and fragility of the agrifood systems.

At the event, leading humanitarian and development actors shed light on the alarming upward trend of acute food insecurity and malnutrition situation in countries with food crises. They also charted the measures and strategic choices required to tackle the acute hunger situation the world confronts today. 

The event solicited global thinking on the priority actions needed to stem and turn the tide on the rising number of acute food insecure populations and the rebuilding of broken food systems. 

High level event recording

© FAO/Sonia Nguyen 04/05/2022
Global Report on Food Crises: acute food insecurity hits new highs

Event information and resources



Latest figures of acute hunger and malnutrition


million people experienced acute food insecurity (IPC/CH Phase 3 or above)


million people were under stressed conditions, at the cusp of acute hunger (IPC/CH Phase 2) across 41 countries/territories


million children suffered from wasting due to acute malnutrition in 23 major food crises


countries and territories in food crises covered by the report

Millions of people in IPC/CH Phase 3 or above in the six editions of the GRFC (2016–2021)







Video Messages

Jutta Urpilainen
European Commissioner for International Partnerships (INTPA)

Janez Lenarčič
European Commissioner for Crisis Management (ECHO)






Photo gallery - High-level event to release the 2022 Global Report on Food Crises

Hybrid Press Conference (NY)

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