On Wednesday the World Food Program and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) launch the 2021 Global Report on Food Crises report on the numbers of people facing acute hunger worldwide, as well as those who will be affected by worsening food insecurity in the coming months.
The report shows that the number of people facing acute food insecurity increased in 2020 and is set to rise further in 2021. Conflict is the main contributing factor but economic shocks exacerbated by Covid and climate disruption are also major causes. Yemen, South Sudan, and parts of Burkina Faso and northern Nigeria are said to be at, or approaching, catastrophic levels of food insecurity.
A launch event with leading humanitarian and development actors will be held to discuss the findings.
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