Monitoring food security in countries with conflict situations: A joint FAO/WFP update for the United Nations Security Council (June 2017)

Monitoring food security in countries with conflict situations: A joint FAO/WFP update for the United Nations Security Council (June 2017)
Jun 2017

This report aims to provide an overview of the food security situation in conflict-affected countries and to provide regular monitoring of the food security situation in the countries currently being monitored by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). The analysis takes into consideration the complexity of conflict and illustrates its impact on the four pillars of food insecurity: availability, access, utilization and stability. The negative impact of conflict on food security, nutrition and agriculture is uncontested and globally recognized.

With this in mind, FAO and WFP will produce regular food security reports on countries of concern to the UNSC. In the context of increasing humanitarian crises, this collaboration is part of a global effort alongside Member States to provide decision-makers and the public with transparent and harmonized information to increase accountability by all. This is coherent with Core Responsibility 1 from the United Nations Secretary-General’s report to the World Humanitarian Summit, in order to assist the UNSC in its efforts to embrace risk analysis earlier and bring its leverage to bear to defuse tensions, urge restraint and open up space for dialogue.