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Global Report On Food Crises (GRFC) 2024

Global Report On Food Crises (GRFC) 2024:

According to the recently released Global Report on Food Crisis (GRFC), nearly 282 million people faced high levels of acute food insecurity in 59 countries in 2023.

Highlights of GRFC 2024:

  • It analyzed a population of 1.3 billion in 2023 across 59 countries. Nearly 282 million people faced high levels of acute food insecurity.
  • 2023 was the fifth consecutive year of rise in the number of people suffering acute food insecurity, defined as when populations face food deprivation that threatens lives or livelihoods, regardless of the causes or length of time.
  • It identifies conflicts, extreme weather events and economic shocks as the three main drivers behind the exacerbation of food crises in the world.
  • With food crisis escalating alarmingly in conflict hotspots in 2023, notably Palestine (Gaza Strip) and Sudan, conflict / insecurity became the primary driver in 20 countries, directly affecting 135 million people.
  • The Gaza Strip became the area with the most severe food crisis in the last eight years of GRFC reporting.
  • Sudan is facing one of the worst food crises in the world, with almost a third of the population in need of emergency food aid.
  • Meanwhile, weather extremes were the main driver for 18 countries, with over 72 million people facing high levels of acute food insecurity because of such extreme weather events.
  • The 10 countries with the world’s largest food crisis in 2023 were the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, Sudan, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Yemen, the Syrian Arab Republic, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Myanmar.
  • On a positive note, the situation improved in 17 countries in 2023, including the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ukraine.