More than 113 million people across 53 countries experienced acute hunger requiring urgent food, nutrition and livelihoods assistance. The worst food crises in 2018 were, in order of severity, Yemen, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, the Syrian Arab Republic, the Sudan, South Sudan and northern Nigeria. These eight countries accounted for two thirds of the total number of people facing acute food insecurity – amounting to nearly 72 million people.
This report provides a comprehensive picture of food crises and acute food insecurity in affected countries, with the aim to support humanitarian and development action.
For the 2019 edition of the report, 15 agencies in the international humanitarian and development community joined forces to share their data, analysis, knowledge and expertise regarding food insecurity and malnutrition in countries facing crisis. This initiative is undertaken by the Global Network Against Food Crises and coordinated by the Food Security Information Network (FSIN).