Georgieva, K., Sosa, S., Rother, B.
Article on the rise of food insecurity since 2018. Even before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the increasing frequency and severity of climate shocks, regional conflicts and the pandemic were all taking their toll, disrupting food production and distribution, and driving up the cost of feeding people and families.The situation took an even more dramatic turn with the war in Ukraine. This pushed the prices of food and fertilizers higher still—hurting importers and prompting several countries to impose export restrictions. The result is an unprecedented 345 million people whose lives and livelihoods are in immediate danger from acute food insecurity. And around the globe more than 828 million people go to bed hungry every night, according to the World Food Programme. The impact of the food shock is felt everywhere. The suffering is worst in 48 countries, many highly dependent on imports from Ukraine and Russia—mostly low-income countries. Of those, about half are especially vulnerable due to severe economic challenges, weak institutions, and fragility.
- Food Insecurity
- Social Support and Protection
- Ukraine War
- Cabo Verde
- Central Africa
- East Africa
- North Africa
- North America
- Southern Africa
- Sub-Saharan Africa
- Tanzania (United Republic of)
- Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs)
- Country-level population(s)