2018 Global Report on Food Crises shows rising food insecurity, need to build resilience

BY SARA GUSTAFSON

In 2017, an estimated 124 million people faced crisis-level food insecurity or worse, up from 108 million in 2016. This rise in food insecurity has been driven by ongoing conflict and persistent drought, two trends that are expected to continue in 2018. This means that the number of people facing acute food crises will likely continue to rise. (Photo credit: Jamed Falik/IFPRI)