New report looks at food crises in the time of COVID-19

|Apr 17|magazine4 min read

ROME, 17 April 2020 / PRN Africa / -- On 21 April, the Global Network against Food Crises - an international alliance working to address the root causes of extreme hunger - will release the latest data on how many people are facing acute food insecurity in countries beset by food crises.

The 2020 edition of its annual report, The Global Report on Food Crises, also provides an analysis of the drivers that are contributing to food crises across the globe, and examines how the COVID-19 pandemic might contribute to their perpetuation or deterioration.

The report will go live at 11:00h (Rome time) on 21 April at www.fightfoodcrises.net.

Its launch can be followed on social media using the hashtag #fightfoodcrises.

Network members will release a joint statement outlining their collective commitment to respond to multiplying food crises across the globe that are now being compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Experts at Global Network against Food Crises partner organizations will be available for interviews.

The report's main findings will be among the data presented to the UN Security Council by FAO Director-General QU Dongyu and WFP Executive Director David Beasley at 16:00h (Rome time) on 21 April during the discussions on the food security situation in conflict-affected countries. Live webcast will be available here.

About the Global Network

Launched by the European Union, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the UN's World Food Programme (WFP) in 2016, the 15-member Global Network against Food Crises seeks to better link, integrate and guide existing initiatives, partnerships, programmes and policy processes to sustainably address the root causes of food crises.

SOURCE Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)