Knowledge for policy
Publication 30 October 2019

Global Network Against Food Crises Flyer

Hunger in all its manifestations is at unacceptable levels. The evidence - through the Global Report on Food Crises - has consistently flagged high levels of acute hunger – above 100 million people each year for the last three years. Conflict and insecurity are the primary drivers of this acute food insecurity, followed closely by climate shocks and economic turbulence.

While humanitarian assistance remains critical to promptly save lives and livelihoods, and alleviate human suffering, more coordinated efforts are needed to address the root causes of food crises.

Founded by the European Commission for International Cooperation and Development, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) at the first World Humanitarian Summit in 2016, the Global Network Against Food Crises is an alliance of humanitarian and development actors united by a commitment to tackle the root causes of food crises through increased sharing of analysis and knowledge, and strengthened coordination to promote collective efforts across the Humanitarian, Development and Peace (HDP) nexus.