Conflict and Hunger: the lived experience of conflict and food insecurity in South Sudan

Conflict and hunger are inextricably linked: in 2017, 124 million people faced crisis-level food insecurity, with conflict the key driver in 60% of cases of acute food insecurity.

Photo: Concern Worldwide.
Photo: Concern Worldwide.

As the global community strives to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 2) of ending hunger, progress is being fundamentally undermined by conflict. This report seeks to understand: i) how conflict affects different individuals’, groups’ and communities’ experience of hunger and food insecurity differently; ii) the different mechanisms by which conflict affects food security across the different pillars, and iii) what opportunities remain for mitigating the impacts of conflict on hunger.

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