Hunger Hotspots - FAO-WFP early warnings on acute food insecurity - August to November 2021 Outlook

The August to November edition of the Hunger Hotspots report provides the results of a joint FAO-WFP early warning analysis of acute food insecurity hotspots, highlights countries that are at risk of significant food security deterioration, and in particular acute hunger and associated malnutrition. The analysis takes into account all major drivers of food insecurity. It provides a forward-looking perspective, outlining the likely evolution of impacts over the next four month or so months aiming to inform urgent action to safeguard food security of the most vulnerable communities in these locations.

Country Briefs

This set of briefs provides an in-depth analysis of the financing flows to food security, agriculture and nutrition for eleven countries with food crisis situations: Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti, Mali, Somalia, South Sudan, the Sudan, and Yemen. The series complements the global analysis of the technical note on “ “Financing Flows and Food Crises: global analysis of humanitarian and development assistance to food security, agriculture and nutrition”  developed by the Technical Support Unit of the Global Network Against Food Crises.

2021 GRFC

On 5 May 2021, the Global Network against Food Crises held a high-level virtual event to release the latest figures on how many people are facing acute hunger and malnutrition in crisis prone countries, in a new edition of its annual report, the Global Report on Food Crises. Access the report and all event's related information and products. 

Technical note

On March 2021, the Technical Support Unit (TSU) of the Global Network Against Food Crises released the technical note on “Financing flows and food crises – global analysis of humanitarian and development assistance to food security, agriculture and nutrition”. The note provides an overview of the types and availability of external financing flows to food sectors to food crisis situations around the world between 2016 and 2019.

Hunger Hotspots

The FAO-WFP Hunger Hotspots report is a forward-looking, earlywarning analysis of countries and situations, called hotspots, where acute food insecurity is likely to deteriorate over the coming months. These hotspots are identified through a consensus-based analysis of key drivers of food insecurity, and their likely combination and evolution across countries and regions. Looking at the outlook period of March–July 2021, there are 20 countries and situations where there is a likelihood of further deterioration in acute food insecurity, due to multiple drivers of hunger that are interlinked or mutually reinforcing. These are primarily conflict dynamics, economic shocks, the socio-economic impacts [...]

Food Crises and COVID-19: Emerging evidence and implications for action

On 15 September 2020, the Global Network Against Food Crises’s partners held a side-event on the margins of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly. The side-event was the opportunity to: consider the latest evidence on the situation in countries affected by food crises under the COVID-19 pandemic, with zoom-in on the situation in specific high-risk countries; and hear from Members on key issues and challenges and to discuss best practice policy approaches and recommendations for concrete, coherent action, particularly in the context of COVID-19. The side-event benefited from the participation and intervention from high-level decision-makers, including key Resource Partners, Regional [...]

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