This page shows the results of research carried out by Concern showing the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the poorest people in our programme countries.
Read our 2019 annual report
This year’s report shows that the world has made progress in reducing hunger since 2000, but still has a long way to go, with levels of hunger remaining serious or alarming in 52 countries.
The theme of this year’s report is armed conflict and the challenge of hunger. Conflict and hunger are closely associated. Indeed, conflict is the main cause of persistent severe hunger, and countries with the lowest levels of food security are often engaged in or recently emerged from war. Although conflict and hunger often travel hand in hand, history has shown that hunger need not result from conflict.