High-Level UNGA Side Event Highlights Conflict-Based Food Insecurity, Hunger

Inter Press Service: Without Food Security, There Is No Peace
“Reversing years of progress, global hunger is on the rise once again and one of the culprits is clear: conflict. A high-level side event during the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly brought together U.N. officials, governments, and civil society to assess and recommend solutions to the pressing issue of conflict-based food insecurity. ‘Conflict-related hunger is one of the most visible manifestations to human suffering emerging from war … this suffering is preventable and thus all the more tragic,’ said United States’ Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Administrator Mark Green…” (Yakupitiyage, 9/27).