Global report on food crises 2019

  • 02/04/2019
  • FAO

Around 113 million people in 53 countries experienced acute food insecurity in 2018, compared to 124 million in 2017 finds this new report by the European Union, the FAO and the UN World Food Programme.

A report presented jointly by the European Union, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) finds that around 113 million people in 53 countries experienced acute food insecurity in 2018, compared to 124 million in 2017. Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development said, "Food insecurity remains a global challenge. That's why, from 2014 to 2020, the EU will have provided nearly €9 billion for initiatives on food and nutrition security and sustainable agriculture in over 60 countries. Today's Global Report highlights the need for a strengthened cooperation between humanitarian, development and peace actors to reverse and prevent food crises. A stronger Global Network can help deliver change on the ground for the people who really need it."

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