Hunger Funding Gap Report : By Action Against Hunger
A report titled “2023 Hunger Funding Gap Report: What’s Needed to Stop the Global Hunger Crisis” was released recently by Action Against Hunger, a global humanitarian organisation.
- According to this report, countries witnessing the worst hunger crisis received less hunger funding than countries with lower rates of hunger.
- The number of people facing hunger crises has increased to 18 per cent at a rate faster than the funding provided to address this issue.
- Though the overall funding to address hunger has risen in 2022, the support was spread thinner.
- The report noted a hunger funding gap of 53%.
- In 2022, only 3 per cent of hunger programme needs were fully funded.
- Around 65 per cent of appeals were not fulfilled even to a halfway point.
- 47% of the global hunger needs are met through UN funds.
- This leaves the Hunger Funding Gap at 53%.
- The countries that are facing the worst hunger crisis receive the least amount of funds.
- Mozambique and Kenya received 32% higher funding than Afghanistan and Haiti.
- The hunger crisis in the former is less than that of the latter
- Countries with Worst Hunger Crisis: Afghanistan, Haiti, Central African Republic, Madagascar, Honduras, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Somalia, Kenya, Mozambique, Guatemala