FAO in the 2021 humanitarian appeals

FAO in the 2021 humanitarian appeals


to assist

48.9 million people

FAO requires

USD 1.1 billion


January–December 2021


















Levels of acute hunger 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.

With the 2021 humanitarian appeal, FAO is highlighting the urgent need for funding which it will use to continue investing in the most vulnerable people and their livelihoods so that they can lead their future recovery and pull themselves out of acute hunger.