The Global Report on Food Crises (GRFC) 2023 is the result of a collaborative effort among 16 partners to achieve a consensus-based assessment of acute food insecurity in GRFC countries. The report aims to inform humanitarian and development action by providing independent and consensus-based evidence and analysis.
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More than a quarter of a billion people are now facing acute levels of hunger, and some are on the brink of starvation. That’s unconscionable.
This seventh edition of the Global Report on Food Crises is a stinging indictment of humanity’s failure to make progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 2 to end hunger, and achieve food security and improved nutrition for all.
In fact, we are moving in the wrong direction. Conflicts and mass displacement continue to drive global hunger. Rising poverty, deepening inequalities, rampant underdevelopment, the climate crisis and natural disasters also contribute to food insecurity.
As always, it is the most vulnerable who bear the brunt of this failure, facing soaring food prices that were aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic and, despite some declines, are still above 2019 levels due to the war in Ukraine.
All this, while humanitarian funding to fight hunger and malnutrition pales in comparison to what is needed.
This crisis demands fundamental, systemic change. This report makes clear that progress is possible. We have the data and know-how to build a more resilient, inclusive, sustainable world where hunger has no home — including through stronger food systems, and massive investments in food security and improved nutrition for all people, no matter where they live.
With collective action and a commitment to change, we can ensure that every person, everywhere, has access to the most basic of human needs: food and nutrition.
The regional overviews provide a snapshot of the food security situation at the regional level, highlighting the acute food insecurity situation and the underlying drivers of the crisis.
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The Global Report on Food Crises 2023, produced by the Food Security Information Network (FSIN) in support to the Global Network against Food Crises (GNAFC), is the result of a collaborative effort among 16 partners to achieve a joint consensus-based assessment of acute food insecurity in GRFC countries.
Launched in 2016 by the European Union, FAO and WFP, the GNAFC seeks to better link, integrate, and guide existing initiatives, partnerships, programmes and policy processes to sustainable address the root causes of crises. The alliance now includes the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the World Bank.