FAO in the 2021 humanitarian appeals

FAO in the 2021 humanitarian appeals

01/12/2020

Levels of acute hunger have soared throughout 2020, with the total number of people experiencing crisis or worse levels of acute food insecurity globally expected to far exceed 2019’s already staggeringly high figure of 135 million people.

The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic has further exacerbated pre-existing vulnerability due to intensifying conflict, historic flooding in some areas, an unprecedented desert locust upsurge and economic crises. With or without famine declarations, some people are already dying of hunger.

In 2021, FAO is appealing for over USD 1.2 billion to continue to scale up its response to strengthen the resilience of over 47 million people. Investing in the most vulnerable people and their livelihoods is crucial for them to lead their future recovery and pull themselves out of acute hunger