Now in its tenth year, the Global Hunger Index is an annual report published by Concern Worldwide, IFPRI and Welthungerhilfe which maps global hunger levels and identifies the improvements or the deterioration of food security in some of the world’s most vulnerable countries. This year’s Index also examines the complex relationship between hunger and conflict.
The Central African Republic has been suffering from widespread violence since late 2012. In a time of global turmoil, the terrible human consequences of this conflict barely make the news. Ahead of a presidential election in August, we take stock of the trauma armed violence is exacting on the country.
Concern Worldwide has been helping communities in Gelsha, Ethiopia to cope with persistent flooding. Now, thanks to training in new farming techniques, people like Lubaba can grow enough food to feed their families.
The Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) convened in Rome on 19th – 21st November 2014. On the last day of the conference, Civil Society addressed conference delegates to outline its vision for ICN2 and for sustainably addressing food and nutrition insecurity.
The Global Hunger Index report shows that, since 1990, progress has been made in reducing hunger. However, global hunger levels remain unacceptably high; sixteen countries have levels of hunger that are described as “alarming” or “extremely alarming.”
30 years ago, Ethiopia was struck by a devastating famine that took the lives of about a million people. It was one of the worst disasters of the twentieth century. Concern Worldwide - which has been working in Ethiopia for 40 years - was there, assisting thousands of people
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