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UN looks to address ‘unprecedented catastrophic levels’ of food insecurity (UN News)

To ramp up support, the United Nations on Monday convened a high-level event, calling for international action, before it is too late.

Close to half a million people are experiencing famine-like conditions (IPC phase 5, under the official classification) in Ethiopia, Madagascar, South Sudan and Yemen. In recent months, vulnerable populations in Burkina Faso and Nigeria have also been subjected to these same conditions.

In addition, 41 million people worldwide face emergency levels of food insecurity (IPC 4), only one slip away from the edge of famine, representing a 50 per cent increase in just two years.

UN looks to address ‘unprecedented catastrophic levels’ of food insecurity  | | UN News
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What COVID-19 Revealed About Hunger (Brittany Kesselman, Project-Syndicate)

The pandemic has shown the importance of community-based initiatives in fighting food insecurity. Unfortunately, when the United Nations Food Systems Summit convenes this month, few voices of those most affected by hunger will be at the table.

What COVID-19 Revealed About Hunger by Brittany Kesselman – Project Syndicate (project-syndicate.org)