GLOBAL REPORT ON FOOD CRISES (GRFC) 2020
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According to the 2020 Global Report on Food Crises (GRFC), up to 135 million people were living in food crises in 2019 – up from 113 million a year earlier.
- At 135 million, the number of people in Crisis or worse (IPC/CH Phase 3 or above) in 2019 was the highest in the four years of the GRFC's existence.
- An estimated 75 million stunted children were living in the 55 food-crisis countries analysed.
- Conflict/insecurity was still the main driver of food crises in 2019, but weather extremes and economic shocks became increasingly significant.
- Over half of the 77 million acutely food insecure people in countries where conflict was identified as the primary driver were in the Middle East and Asia.
- Africa had the largest numbers of acutely food-insecure people in need of assistance in countries badly affected by weather events, particularly in the Horn of Africa and Southern Africa, followed by Central America and Pakistan.