Posted on 11 May 2023
The 2023 Global Report on Food Crises (GRFC) has just been released, a collaboration of UN and government agencies aiming to inform humanitarian and development work.
The report reveals that 258 million people (22.7% of those analysed) face extreme levels of hunger, spanning across 58 countries – the highest number in seven years of the report. The data has highlighted the severe extent of global food insecurity, findings which António Guterres, the UN Secretary-General, described as “unconscionable.”
“Conflicts and mass displacement continue to drive global hunger. Rising poverty, deepening inequalities, rampant underdevelopment, the climate crisis and natural disasters also contribute to food insecurity,” he states in the reports foreword.
"We have the data and know-how to build a more resilient, inclusive, sustainable world where hunger has no home," he says. “With collective action and a commitment to change, we can ensure that every person, everywhere, has access to the most basic of human needs: food and nutrition.”