Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Unlocking the power of adaptive social protection to end hunger and malnutrition

We live in a world of crisis, with increasingly frequent, interconnected, and devastating shocks caused by climate change and natural disasters, economic crises, health emergencies, conflicts, and forced displacement. These shocks hit the poorest people the hardest and make our ambition of eradicating extreme poverty much more challenging. In 2022, 258 million people across 58 countries faced acute food insecurity, and nearly 30 percent of the world’s population faced moderate to severe food insecurity. As crisis vulnerability has become a structural challenge in many parts of the world, countries need to build sustainable systems that can help governments better anticipate, mitigate, and respond to crises while also addressing underlying vulnerabilities. Read More