Monitoring food security in countries with conflict situations - A joint FAO/WFP update for the United Nations Security Council June 2017
|Post date||Saturday, 10 June, 2017 - 13:24|
|Document Type||Humanitarian Appeal|
|Content Themes||Cadre Harmonise, Humanitarian Response Planning, Programme quality, Accountability to Affected Populations, Protection, Response type, Resilience, Development, Emergency Response, Preparedness, Humanitarian Programme Cycle, Resource Mobilization, Response Monitoring, Early Recovery, Nutrition, Early Warning, Food Assistance, Food Security, Food Security Cluster, Coordination, global Food Security Cluster|
According to the consensus-based Global Report on Food Crises 2017,1 108 million people across 48 countries2 are experiencing unacceptably high levels of acute food insecurity.3 This figure is 35 percent higher than in last year’s report when 80 million people were in the same situation. Major food crises are the result of conflict, record-high food prices at local level and abnormal weather patterns caused by El Niño. Civil conflict is the driving factor in 10 of the 13 worst crises, underscoring the strong linkage between peace and food security.