What You Need to Know About Global Hunger

Today is World Food Day. This year’s theme is:

“ Invest in agriculture and rural development to change the future in migration”.

  • We produce enough food to feed the entire world, yet since 2015 Hunger is on the rise again.

  • Most of the world’s 815 million hungry live in rural areas and depend on agriculture, which is increasingly being affected by climate change.

  • In 2015, more than 19 million people had to move and leave their livelihoods behind after surviving a disaster.

  • In 2015, over 65 million people were forced to leave their homes because of conflict.

  • The world will need to produce 60% more food by 2050 to feed a growing population; yet, one third of the food produced worldwide is lost or wasted.

Click this link to access the presentation - "World Food Day" by Carine Malardeau, Senior Officer Food Security and Resilient Livelihoods, IFRC, which highlights the importance of World Food Day, gives some key facts about Global Hunger and the Emergency food needs and explains key concepts , such as food security, food aid, livelihoods and livelihood programming.

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