Size: 13.08 MB
A report from the European Union, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) which found that around 113 million people in 53 countries experienced acute food insecurity in 2018, compared to 124 million in 2017.
- While the 9 per cent improvement is to be celebrated, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica noted that the report highlights the need for a strengthened cooperation between humanitarian, development and peace actors to reverse and prevent food crises.
- Nearly two-thirds of those facing acute hunger are in just eight countries, five of which are in Africa: the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Sudan and Sudan.
- The report also highlighted that fully a quarter of the acutely food insecure were victims of climate and natural disasters.