Global Report On Food Crises 2022:
An annual report named Global Report on Food Crises 2022 was launched by the Global Network Against Food Crises (GNAFC).
- The report is the flagship publication of the GNAFC and is facilitated by the Food Security Information Network (FSIN).
Highlights of the Report:
- Some 40 million more people globally experienced acute food insecurity at crisis or worse levels in 2021 than 2020.
- Over half a million Ethiopians, southern Madagascar, South Sudanese and Yemenese are suffering from acute food insecurity.
- Over 193 million people in 53 countries or territories experienced acute food insecurity at crisis or worse levels in 2021.
- Conflict forced 139 million people in 24 countries / territories into acute food insecurity.
- This is an increase from 99 million in 23 countries / territories in 2020.
- Weather Extremes forced over 23 million people in eight countries / territories into acute food insecurity, up from 15.7 million in 15 countries / territories in 2020.
- Over 30 million people in 21 countries / territories suffered acute food insecurity in 2021 due to economic shocks, down from over 40 million people in 17 countries / territories in 2020.
- According to the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) report, 2021 India, the country with the largest stock of grain in the world, 120 million tonnes (as of 1st July 2021) accounts for a quarter of the world’s food-insecure population.
- Estimates show that, in 2020, over 237 crore people were grappling with food insecurity globally, an increase of about 32 crores from 2019.
- South Asia alone accounts for 36% of global food insecurity.