When war and drought strike, hunger hits hard.
Extreme weather and drought have collided with the impact of the pandemic, the war in Ukraine and rising inflation. According to the World Food Programme, over the last two years the number of people consequently facing severe food insecurity has doubled. Globally, one in 10 people are now going to bed hungry each night.
Children remain especially vulnerable to the impacts of this global food crisis. In addition to being malnourished, children are at risk of being pushed into child marriage and child labour, as their parents face impossible choices to feed their families.