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Monitoring hunger crisis

Concern has published its first Hunger Monitor report, focusing on the key trends affecting those people most at risk of soaring food prices.

 In early 2008, the world sat up and began to take notice of a sharp rise in food prices. The steep incline had started six months beforehand. What has been dubbed the “food price crisis” is taking its toll on people living in the world’s poorest countries.

Listening and learning

In many of the places where Concern Worldwide operates, people are struggling to cope with the direct impact of these soaring food prices. We work with the poorest people and are well placed to listen to experiences and to bring them to the attention of the wider world.

Identifying trends

Concern’s Hunger Monitor aims to identify some key trends and reflect the challenges which millions of ordinary people are facing today. It is not designed to focus on the causes of the current situation, nor does it aim to provide in-depth scientific analysis.

The Hunger Monitor will be published every two months and will be based on the experiences of the people Concern works with as well as on emerging global analyses.

Read the August 2008 issue of the Hunger Monitor by clicking here (pdf - 81.0 KB)