Millions are facing starvation as war combines with financial and climate-driven shocks. Now the U.N. goal to end hunger by the end of the decade looks further than ever.
Companies at the centre of the global grain trade have enjoyed a record bonanza amid soring food prices around the world, raising concerns of profiteering and speculation in global food markets that could put staples beyond the reach of the poorest.
U.N. humanitarian projects face a record funding gap this year, with only a third of the required $48.7 billion secured so far as global needs outpace pledges.
More than 37 million people are facing acute hunger, with approximately seven million children under the age of five acutely malnourished in the region.