More than half of the 135 million food insecure people of the world are in Africa, so says the Global Network Against Food Crises in a report released today,21 April 2020. The affected population in Africa is put at 73 million, raising a serious scare and scandal !!!

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Four years ago, the EU, FAO and WFP created the Global Network Against Food Crises. Together with its partners, the Global Network – an international alliance working to address the root causes of extreme hunger – released the latest figures on how many people are facing acute hunger and malnutrition in crisis prone countries, in a new edition of its annual report, the Global Report on Food Crises.

Alongside the report, Network’s partners issued a statement outlining their collective commitment to respond to multiplying food crises across the globe that are now being compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as their plan to protect and strengthen food systems in the post-pandemic world. The 4th Global Reporton Food Crises gives consensual, evidenced-based information on food crises. The report and supporting messages and contents are made available via a digital campaign under the hashtag:

Source= Francois Stepman,  Paepard

21 April, 2020

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