Saving livelihoods saves lives
|Post date||Friday, 9 February, 2018 - 10:39|
|Document Type||Report, Monitoring Report, Outcome Monitoring|
|Content Themes||Resilience, Needs Assessment, Agriculture, Early Recovery, Livestock, Livelihoods|
|Sources||FAO, Food Security Sector|
The year 2017 witnessed hunger on a scale not seen in decades. The Global Report on Food Crises 2017 indicated that 108 million people were facing severe hunger by the end of 2016 – up from 80 million the previous year. Millions of people in northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen faced the threat of starvation and, in February, famine was declared in two counties of South Sudan, affecting 100 000 people. The international community rallied fast, mobilizing more than USD 2 billion for the four countries on the brink, containing famine in South Sudan and averting a famine declaration in the other three.