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Conflict, Climate Contribute To Deteriorating Food Security Trends, Report Shows

Devex: Record-high food insecurity trends set to worsen in 2018
“Protracted conflicts and climate shocks have led to a record breaking 124 million people, across 51 countries, now facing food insecurity or worse conditions, according to the Food Security Information Network’s annual report on food crises…” (Lieberman, 3/23).

U.N. News: Drought and conflict leave millions more hungry in 2017 — U.N.-backed report
“…Presented by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP), and the European Union at a briefing Thursday, the Global Report on Food Crises finds that food emergencies are increasingly determined by complex causes such as conflict, extreme climatic shocks, and high prices of staple food — often acting at the same time…” (3/22).

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