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

Klaus von Grebmer (), Jill Bernstein, Nilam Prasai, Sandra Yin, Yisehac Yohannes, Olive Towey, Andrea Sonntag, Larissa Neubauer and Alex de Waal

No 978-0-89629-876-7, 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; undernutrition; malnutrition; wasting; stunting; child mortality; children; underweight; obesity; famine; food security; nutrition security; food supply; food consumption; food production; agricultural policies; indicators; conflict; civil wars; migration; refugees; sustainable development goal; sustainability; developing countries; developed countries; industrialized countries (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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