The impact of the global pandemic means 132 million more people around the world could face hunger.
Most people facing hunger and malnutrition in the world today can be found in countries affected by conflict. In these places, child malnutrition is particularly severe – 75% of children whose growth has been stunted by malnutrition live in regions plagued by violence.
Violent conflict around the world has been on the rise since 2010, driven in large part by a rise in violence between non-state armed groups. Civil wars and internal conflict are also on the increase, and there is now more conflict within nations than between nations.
To add to this complex situation, many conflicts today are long and drawn out with no easy resolution in sight. This has led to widespread displacement of people and regular migration flows across borders, including from northern Nigeria to neighbouring countries in West Africa, and between countries in East Africa.
Violence, persecution and conflict are forcing people to flee their homes in record numbers – there are now nearly 80 million displaced people in the world – a number that has doubled since 2010. This means that one in every hundred people in the world are refugees, asylum seekers or internally displaced within their home countries. They often have no choice but to live long term in displacement and refugee camps.