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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)


million children suffered from wasting due to acute malnutrition


countries and territories in food crises covered by the report

The Global Report on Food Crises 2020 

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Key takeaways of the Global Network Against Food Crises on Preventing a food catastrophe during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Jutta Urpilainen
European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development (DG-DEVCO)

Janez Lenarčič
European Commissioner for Crisis Management, in charge of European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG-ECHO)

QU Dongyu
Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Mark Lowcock
Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (OCHA)

Henrietta H. Fore
Executive Director of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

David Beasley
Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP)

Djimé Adoum, Executive Secretary, le Comité Permanent Inter-Etats de Lutte contre la Sécheresse dans le Sahel (CILSS)

Johan Swinnen, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Workneh Gebeyehu, Executive Secretary, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in Eastern Africa

Vinicio Cerezo, Secretary-General, Central American Integration System (SICA)

Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti, Secretary-General of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS)

Global Network's founding members: