FAO Liaison Office in New York

FAO Director of Emergencies and Resilience briefing on Global Report on Food Crises

04/05/2022 - 04/05/2022
New York (virtual)




Wednesday, 4 May | 12:00 PM (EDT)

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Over the last five years, the number of people experiencing acute hunger and requiring urgent food, nutrition and livelihood assistance has been consistently above 100 million, according to the annual Global Report on Food Crises. This year’s edition indicates alarming increases in the number of people in the most severe phases of acute food insecurity, recording unprecedented levels of hunger worldwide.

On 4 May, the Global Network Against Food Crises will release the latest numbers on people facing acute hunger and malnutrition in crisis-prone countries in a new edition of the Global Report on Food Crises. Register for the high-level release here.

Following the high-level release of the 2022 report, FAO Director of Emergencies and Resilience, Rein Paulsen, will join WFP Chief Economist, Arif Hussein virtually from New York, to brief journalists on the report's findings and the global food insecurity outlook, with emphasis on the spillover effects of the war in Ukraine on global food security, rising food price and agricultural input prices, and the increasingly interconnected drivers of world hunger.

The press briefing is hosted by the Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General.

Follow the briefing live | Access the full report | Read the report's key messages | Read the Global Network's joint press release