The most recent numbers on people facing acute hunger worldwide will be disclosed on 2 April in Brussels at the high-level launch of this year’s Global Report on Food Crises.

The report brings together regional and national data and analyses to present the latest global picture of acute food and nutrition insecurity and its trends and drivers. This report is a flagship global publication providing humanitarian and development actors with vital insights to help inform their programming, policy and financing decisions.

The report is to be launched during the opening session of a two-day event – ‘Food and agriculture in times of crisis’ – hosted by the European Commission on behalf of the Global Network against Food Crises (GNFC). Participants will discuss a range of approaches and solutions to prevent and address food crises and chart out a future road map for joint action by GNFC partners.

GNFC is a partnership of organisations working to tackle hunger by strengthening links between humanitarian and development organisations. Its partners include the European Union, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), among others.

More than 400 people including representatives from governments, non-governmental organisations, regional and international organisations, farmers’ organisations, academia and the private sector are expected to attend the event. – FAO