6 Current Global Nutritional Crises to Become More Informed On⁠

Updated: Oct 8, 2019

Jenny's Round Up of 6 Current Global Nutritional Crises to Become More Informed On⁠



Written by Jenny Medema⁠ ⁠ 📌 Mozambique Crisis - As of June 2019, there are approximately 1.8 million people that needed food assistance due to the violent tropical cyclones, Idai and Kenneth, that impacted the area. More help is needed in order to bring Mozambique to full recovery.⁠ ⁠ 📌 South Sudan Emergency - Since 2011, food insecurity has been an extreme issue that has deeply affected South Sudan. The extreme food insecurity has been caused from heavy conflict within the Sudan area. Around 60% of the population, or 7 million people, struggle to get enough food every day. ⁠ ⁠ 📌 Kasai Emergency - The Kasai region in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has 7.7 million people with food insecurity and 2.2 million children at risk of death due to malnutrition. This is greatly because of ongoing conflict in the area and lack of access to essential resources. ⁠ ⁠ 📌 Syria Emergency - Since the Syrian crisis in 2011, millions of people in the area are still needing basic resources like food and water. Approximately 1.5 million Syrian refugees need monthly assistance from the World Food Programme. ⁠ ⁠ 📌 Yemen Emergency - The emergency response that the World Food Programme has taken in Yemen has been the largest response anywhere else in the world. 15.9 million people in Yemen are waking up hungry every day. The rate of child malnutrition is one of the highest rates seen globally. ⁠ ⁠ 📌 Nigeria Emergency - Conflict has proven to deeply affect the lives of Nigerians within North Eastern Nigeria. Insecurity and violence has caused a mass scattering of people and has left 2.9 million people food insecure. ⁠ ⁠ Read more about all of these crises at www1.wfp.org⁠ ⁠