09 April 2019 | News
113 million people in 53 countries experienced high levels of food insecurity in the world’s most severe food crises in 2018
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A report presented recently jointly by the European Union, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) finds that around 113 million people in 53 countries experienced acute food insecurity in 2018, compared to 124 million in 2017.
Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica said, "Food insecurity remains a global challenge. That's why, from 2014 to 2020, the EU will have provided nearly €9 billion for initiatives on food and nutrition security and sustainable agriculture in over 60 countries. Today's Global Report highlights the need for a strengthened cooperation between humanitarian, development and peace actors to reverse and prevent food crises. A stronger Global Network can help deliver change on the ground for the people who really need it."
The Global Report is produced each year by the Global Network Against Food Crises, which is made up of international humanitarian and development partners.