Delegation of the European Union to the Holy See,
Order of Malta, UN Organisations in Rome
and to the Republic of San Marino

Global Report on Food Crises launched in Rome on 22 March 2018

28/03/2018 - 15:40
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"Thanks to local and international efforts, including in the most critical hotspots, we were able to avert major famines. But let us be clear: we still have huge challenges ahead of us, and the EU will continue to work relentlessly for food security around the world," Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Rome, FAO, 22 March 2018.

The latest Global Report on Food Crises shows that almost 124 million people in 51 countries face levels of acute food insecurity or worse. This is an increase from the 108 million identified in the previous report.


The Report also indicates that last year major risks of famine were averted in four countries, to which the EU contributed over €750 million. But it also highlights the severity of food crises around the world.


In addition to the EU's contribution to these crises, EU countries provided over €1 billion. Humanitarian assistance has thus far helped prevent large-scale famines in these areas, but humanitarian needs remain 'exceptionally high', according to the report.


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