Global Food Insecurity Hits All-Time High: 2022 Global Report on Food Crises Released
May 05 2022
In many places around the world, hunger is worse than ever before.
That’s the message of the 2022 Global Report on Food Crises (GRFC), released this week. The report paints a grim picture of global food security. Almost 193 million people across 53 countries/territories were acutely food insecure in 2021, up nearly 40 million people from 2020. This number represents a new record and is only expected to worsen throughout 2022.
In recent years, global food crises have been driven by a combination of conflict, climate change, and economic shocks. These factors have slowed agricultural production, hampered trade, reduced incomes, driven up food prices, and negatively impacted food availability and accessibility, especially in low-income countries. In 2020 and 2021, these conditions have been further exacerbated by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the conflict in Ukraine.