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1010. 2024 Global Report on Food Crises

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1010. 2024 Global Report on Food Crises 


The 2024 Global Report on Food Crises (GRFC 2024) has been released, highlighting the formidable challenges that stand in the way of achieving the goal of eradicating hunger by 2030.

According to the report, in 2023, almost 282 million people or 21.5% of the population in the 59 countries and territories analyzed faced an acute food security crisis and needed emergency food assistance. This represents an increase of 24 million compared to the previous year (2022), and this is attributed to the increase in the number of subjects analyzed (from 58 to 59 countries) and a sharp deterioration in food security in some regions. Notably, Palestine (Gaza Strip) and Sudan have experienced the most severe food crises, with 700,000 people facing extremely dire food shortages (including 600,000 in the Gaza Strip), which is double the number since 2022.

The report points out that food crises are often not limited to a single shock or hazard but are often due to a combination of factors that determine poverty amid the structural fragility of society. Nevertheless, it is possible to identify the major drivers of urgent food crises in each country and region. Among the 59 countries and territories, conflicts were the biggest cause of food insecurity for 134.5 million people (20 countries and territories), economic shocks for 72.5 million people (21 countries and territories), and extreme weather events for 71.9 million people (18 countries and regions).


FSIN and Global Network Against Food Crises. 2024. GRFC 2024. Rome. https://www.fsinplatform.org/grfc2024

Contributor: IIYAMA Miyuki (Information Program)


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