In 2017, 124 million people in 51 countries were affected by acute food insecurity—11 million more people than the previous year—finds the Global Report on Food Crises 2018. It concludes that food crises are increasingly determined by complex causes such as conflict, extreme climatic shocks, and high prices of staple foods often acting at the same time. The report is produced every year by a group of international partners including FAO, IFPRI, and WFP.
Additional highlights from this week’s Compact2025 News in Brief include:
- Rwanda’s National Early Childhood Development Program aims to fast-track implementation of anti-malnutrition measures.
- A synthesis of three case studies in Senegal, Nepal, and Kenya highlights key lessons for practitioners and policymakers from multi-sector nutrition programming at district levels.
- Around eight out of ten of the world's malnourished children live in middle-income countries according to a report from RESULTS UK.