This report provides United Nations Security Council (UNSC) members with an overview of the numbers of people in acute need of emergency food, nutrition and livelihood assistance in 22 countries or territories affected by conflict. It analyses the factors driving food insecurity and examines if those factors are a consequence of conflict and/or if they are driving further tension.
As the UNSC recently acknowledged in the landmark Resolution 2417 (2018), armed conflict and hunger are intrinsically linked. People caught up in or displaced by war are rarely able to access the food they need to live healthy and active lives. The inability to grow or buy enough food can cause or exacerbate tensions and even create conflict.
With this fourth issue of the report, The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) continue their commitment to update the UNSC on food insecurity in countries or territories affected by conflict and highlights implications for response and resource allocations to address the cycle between armed conflict and food insecurity.