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108 Million People Face Severe Acute Food Insecurity ? Report
Posted by: Prof. Dr. M. Raupp (IP Logged)
Date: April 12, 2017 09:01AM

Amidst massive and collective efforts of international organizations to
address food challenges, around 108 million people in 48 food-crisis
countries are at risk or were in severe acute food insecurity in 2016,
according to the Global Report on Food Crises 2017. These data show a
significant increase from 80 million people in 2015. The results of the
report were computed using several measurement methodologies and were
produced through the collaboration between the European Union and
USAID/FEWSNET, regional food security institutions together with UN agencies
including the Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Food Programme,

The dramatic increase in food-crisis individuals reflects the trouble that
they face in terms of accessing food due to conflict, record-high food
prices in local markets, and extreme weather conditions such as drought and
erratic rainfall caused by El Ni?o. In 9 out of 10 worst humanitarian
crises, civil conflict was found to be the driving force, indicating a
strong link between peace and food security.


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