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International Food Policy Research Institute presents

2018 global report on food crises



27th April 2018


International Food Policy Research Institute, 1201 Eye St NW , 12th FloorWashington, D.C. 20005, US


Congressman Jim McGovern, 2nd District of Massachusetts and Co-Chair of the House Hunger Caucus

Neven Mimica, Commissioner, International Cooperation and Development, European Commission (Video message)

Dominique Burgeon, Director of Emergencies, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Arif Husain, Chief Economist, World Food Program (WFP)

Leonard Mizzi, Acting Director for Directorate "Planet and Prosperity", and Head of Unit for Rural Development, Food Security, Nutrition, European Commission

Rob Vos, Director of Markets, Trade and Institutions Division, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Shenggen Fan, Director General, IFPRI



The Global Report on Food Crises provides food security and nutrition analyses from countries that are chronically vulnerable to food crises and have large populations facing acute food insecurity. The Report draws attention to rising levels of food insecurity and malnutrition, particularly associated with conflict and the impact of extreme climate events.

The 2018 Report provides the latest estimates of severe hunger in the world. Conflict and insecurity continued to be the primary drivers of food insecurity in 18 countries, where almost 74 million food-insecure people remain in need of urgent assistance.

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