Global Report on the Food Network against the Food Crisis (GNAFC)

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Global Report on the Food Network against the Food Crisis (GNAFC)

Global Report on the Food Network against the Food Crisis (GNAFC)

  • Recently, the Global Network against Food Crises (GNAFC) has released the Global Report on Food Crisis,
  • The Global Network against Food Crisis (GNAFC) is an international coalition formed by the European Union, the United Nations and other governmental and non-governmental agencies.

Highlights of the report:

  • The Global Network against Food Crisis has reviewed the situation in a total of 55 countries in its study, in which the GNAFC report found that, before now, the worst level of such starvation was recorded five years ago.
  • According to the GNAFC report, more than 155 million people were in acute food insecurity in 2020,which is 20 million higher than the year
  • According to the GNAFC report, about 80crore people in 38 countries and regions are suffering from nutritional deficiency.
  • Conflicts, bad weather and economic shocks related to the COVID-19pandamic are pushing millions of people into food insecurity.
  • Of this, about 133,000 people are in the most severe phase of food insecurity. They are mostly from Burkina Faso, Yemen and South Sudan.
  • More than 28 million people faced emergency-level food insecurity in The emergency level meant they were one step away from starvation.
  • Between 2016 and 2020, the population affected by food insecurity has increased from 94 million to 147


  • According to the report, the African country is affected in an asymmetrical manner. Due to violent conflict, about 100 million people do not have enough food to eat, which is a risk to their life and livelihood. Two out of three people facing food insecurity are from the African continent.
  • Africa is the most affected continent due to lack of food. More than 63% of global food shortage cases are from Africa.

Source: The Hindu

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