108 million people.
That’s how many people around the world face food insecurity in 2016, according to a recent report on the global food crisis. The report stated that people who were in areas experiencing civil conflict and famine were much more likely to suffer from food insecurity and a variety of health issues that accompany the issue.
The report also shows that the number of people suffering from food insecurity has climbed dramatically from 80 million in 2015.
“This report highlights the critical need for prompt and targeted action to effectively respond to the food crises and to address their root causes. The EU has taken leadership in this response. In 2016, we allocated €550 million already, followed by another €165 million that we have just mobilized to assist the people affected by famine and drought in the Horn of Africa,” said Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development.