US AGAINST HUNGER
SXSW: The $7 Billion F-Word
After years of decline, global hunger rates are surging again. We are facing a global hunger crisis never before witnessed in modern history due to widespread conflict and civil war, the severe impacts of climate change, gender inequity, and the socioeconomic impact of COVID-19. The pandemic has pushed 161 million additional people into hunger.
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What Is the US Against Hunger Discussion Series?
The US Against Hunger discussion series unpacks key drivers of hunger and food insecurity, including conflict, gender inequality, climate change and food waste. Each panel convenes high-profile thought leaders, experts, influencers and business leaders across sectors to examine these issues and what must be done to make a Zero Hunger world a reality.
US Against Hunger
“Never before has conflict and armed violence among different factions so impacted WFP’s ability to deliver food. The largest hunger crises are no longer the result of natural disasters. They are now the direct result of man-made conflicts. When roads are bombed, trucks carrying flour and lentils can’t get through. When air strips are destroyed, planes carrying cooking oil can’t land. And when fighting continues day and night, hungry people can’t venture out to seek food, farmers can’t work their fields, and food markets stop functioning.”
– David Beasley, Executive Director, United Nations World Food Programme
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