The 2020 edition of The Global Report on Food Crises describes the scale of acute hunger in the world. It provides an analysis of the drivers that are contributing to food crises across the globe, and examines how the COVID-19 pandemic might contribute to their perpetuation or deterioration. The report is produced by the Global Network against Food Crises, an international alliance working to address the root causes of extreme hunger.
As the impact of economic losses due to COVID-19 is expected to continue through 2021, compounding structural and acute vulnerabilities, sustaining crisis response while contributing to building back better is essential.
This June 2020 update provides a snapshot of the measures WFP has put in place to sustain its operations amidst an unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. It provides up-to-date projections of food security needs due to the economic impacts and measures taken to contain the virus, WFP’s scale-up plan to address needs, and how WFP is partnering with governments in this joint effort.
This update provides a snapshot of the implementation of the June Plan, how resources made available to date have enabled WFP to continue to deliver and expand assistance to meet new and emerging food security needs, and how WFP is planning to respond to the longer-term socio-economic impact of the crisis on food security.
Impressions from the Sahel integrated resilience programme. WFP is scaling-up investments to build community assets, promote education, improve nutrition and health, and create jobs for youth in five Sahelian countries.
Highlights of the World Food Programme’s Contributions to Social Protection in a New Normal
This report looks at WFP’s work in social protection after a tumultuous year since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through a collection of 10 country examples, it unpacks how WFP’s long-term support to governments enabled better social protection.