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Synopsis: 2015 Global hunger index: Armed conflict and the challenge of hunger

Klaus von Grebmer (), Jill Bernstein, Alex de Waal, Nilam Prasai, Sandra Yin and Yisehac Yohannes

No 88, Issue briefs from International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Abstract: The 2015 Global Hunger Index (GHI) report—the tenth in an annual series—presents a multidimensional measure of national, regional, and global hunger. It shows that the world has made progress in reducing hunger since 2000, but still has a long way to go, with levels of hunger still serious or alarming in 52 countries. The theme of this year’s report is armed conflict and the challenge of hunger. Conflict and hunger are closely associated. Indeed, conflict is the main cause of persistent severe hunger, and countries with the lowest levels of food security are often engaged in or recently emerged from war. Although conflict and hunger often travel hand in hand, history has shown that hunger need not result from conflict.

Keywords: hunger; nutrition; malnutrition; famine; food security; nutrition security; children; obesity; wasting disease; stunting; food consumption; food supply; indicators; conflict; migration; refugees; food production; agricultural policies; sustainability (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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