Hunger is not inevitable if we step up immediately
|Post date||Wednesday, 3 August, 2022 - 10:12|
A global economic crisis, continuous conflicts and climate shocks are driving an unprecedented food crisis. Yet, funding is not keeping up with the growing needs, forcing humanitarian operations to cut response in nearly half.
- A world of hunger is a world of instability.
- The humanitarian community must continue their efforts to mobilize and optimize their resources to respond together and at scale.
- The Global Food Security Cluster (gFSC) is sounding the alarm again, stressing concerns about the unprecedented number of people facing IPC Phase 4 Emergency and IPC Phase 5 Catastrophe food security levels who require immediate assistance.
- People in Need in Afghanistan, the Horn of Africa, the Sahel region, South Sudan and Yemen increased from 81 million to 98 million – with numbers doubling in Niger and Somalia – representing a 21 percent increase between 2021 and 2022.