When we think of conflict, scenes of gunfire and bombing are often what comes to mind. This is what we see on television and in the media.
However, surviving this violence is only one of the challenges faced by those living in conflict-affected areas. Hunger is often a much more gruelling and deadly weapon.
In conflict zones around the world, hunger is being deliberately weaponised by warring parties, with crops and livestock destroyed, access to markets cut off, and civilians denied access to food.
Individuals may survive the immediate consequences of conflict but they can still face a slow and torturous death from hunger even after they've escaped the fighting.
In 2021, there should be no place for famine or hunger in the world. Yet, it is happening.