Issue Brief on “Key Drivers of Food Insecurity in Pakistan”

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On 3 May 2023, the Global Network Against Food Crisis, the leading international alliance working to address the root causes of food crises and promote sustainable solutions, released its publication, the Global Report on Food Crises 2023 (GRFC), produced by the Food Security Information Network (FSIN).[1] The GRFC is a referenced document on global, regional, and country-level acute food insecurity, based mainly on data obtained through the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification which estimates the populations in need of food, nutrition, and livelihood assistance.

The report provides a comprehensive analysis of key factors that drive food crises globally, including conflict, climate change, and, economic shocks. The report highlights that the number of people experiencing high levels of acute food insecurity has increased for the fourth consecutive year in 2022. Over a quarter of a billion people are estimated to face acute hunger, with economic shocks as the Ukraine war contributes to the increase. The report depicted alarming rates of increase in conflict in 2022, affecting approximately 258 million people across 58 countries along with acute food insecurity, up from 193 million people in 53 countries and territories in 2021.[2]

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