World Food Assistance 2018: Preventing Food Crises

by Valerie Guarnieri, Stanlake Samkange, Steven Were Omamo et al.
World Food Programme, May 2018

56 pp. 3.3 MB

Chronic hunger is increasing around the world and food crises are spreading and intensifying. This new report by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) examines these crises, asking what causes them to break out, what determines their scale and how they might be prevented. Among the most telling findings of the report is the huge amount of money in food assistance costs that could be saved by the taking of preventative action. An end to violent conflict – one of the main drivers of hunger – could reduce food assistance costs by up to 50 percent per annum.

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