Highlights

Hunger Hotspots FAO-WFP early warnings on acute food insecurity June to September 2022 Outlook

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) warn that acute food insecurity is likely to deteriorate further in 20 countries or situations (including two regional clusters) – called hunger hotspots – during the outlook period from June to September 2022. Acute food insecurity globally continues to escalate. The recently published 2022 Global Report on Food Crises alerts that 193 million people were facing Crisis or worse (Integrated Food Security Phase Classification [IPC]/Cadre Harmonisé [CH] Phase 3 or above) across 53 countries or territories in 2021. This increase must be interpreted with [...]

Fighting Food Crises along the HDP Nexus Coalition

The Fighting Food Crises along the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus Coalition emerged through the United Nations Food Systems Summit, held in September 2021. Against the background of the increase in world hunger since 2015, driven primarily by violent conflict and the impact of climate change, the coalition aims to contribute to ending hunger through pursuing peace and unleashing the potential of sustainable food systems to enhance the prospects for peace. 

The coalition’s efforts are supported by a dedicated Secretariat funded by the European Union and hosted by the Global Network Against Food Crises.

War in Ukraine and its impact on food crises - A review of existing analyses and evidence

In a global context already marked by a stark deterioration in acute food insecurity and malnutrition over the past years, countries facing food crises are particularly vulnerable to the risks emanating from the war in Ukraine, notably due to their high dependency on imports of food and agricultural inputs and vulnerability to global food price shocks. Given the increasing demands for food security updates and the analytical efforts already taking place,a multi-partner Technical Working Group (TWG) has been established under the auspices of the Global Network to collect and share partners’ analytical efforts assessing the current and emerging impacts on [...]

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

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

The event will draw high-level panelists to address the latest acute food insecurity and malnutrition drivers and trends in countries with food crises. It provides a timely opportunity to review the measures required to tackle current emergencies, including facing the impact of the war in Ukraine on food crises and fragile food systems.

High-level event on the food & nutrition crisis in the Sahel and Lake Chad regions

For the third consecutive year, the countries of the Sahel and West Africa are facing a food and nutrition crisis of exceptional proportions. Hunger and malnutrition could affect 38.3 million people by June if appropriate measures are not taken. The border areas of the central Sahel and Lake Chad are by far the most affected.

The Sahel and West Africa Club, the EU, and the Global Network Against Food Crises co-organize a high-level consultation with the region’s partners from the international community. The aim of the event is to respond effectively to the current emergency and seek sustainable responses to these multifaceted and [...]

Hunger Hotspots - FAO-WFP early warnings on acute food insecurity - February to May 2022 Outlook

The 5th edition of the Hunger Hotspots report provides the results of a joint FAO-WFP early warning analysis of acute food insecurity hotspots, highlighting countries that are at risk of significant food security deterioration for the outlook period February to May 2022. According to the report, acute food insecurity is likely to deteriorate further in 20 countries or situations – hunger hotspots. Organized violence or conflict remain the primary drivers, followed by weather extremes and climate variability. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt economies. High food prices and low household purchasing power are major economic concerns for food insecurity rising. [...]

2021 Report on Financing Flows and Food Crises

The Global Network's 2021 Report on Financing Flows and Food Crises features an analysis of the external financing to food sectors to countries that experience food crises as identified by the 2021 Global Report on Food Crises. It presents a quantitative and neutral analysis of trends of the humanitarian and development assistance to food sectors globally, regionally and nationally between 2016 and 2020 alongside data on acute food insecurity. The report aims to contribute to ongoing efforts to meet the targets of SDG 2: Zero hunger by providing timely, transparent and actionable information to ensure that the right type of [...]

September update of the 2021 Global Report on Food Crises

The September update of the 2021 Global Report on Food Crises reports on the magnitude and severity of acute food insecurity in 2021 in countries that qualified as food crises in 2020 in the GRFC 2021. 

Using data available by 10 September 2021, this update highlights the highest number of people in Crisis or worse (IPC/CH Phase 3 or above) or equivalent in 2021. 

In many countries, the numbers were already higher than in 2020 and acute food insecurity continued to be primarily driven by high levels of conflict/insecurity in conjunction with economic shocks, including COVID-19-related effects, as well as weather extremes [...]

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