Hunger, Conflict and Migration

1st webinar of the "Hungry for Change: The Politics of Hunger in the 2020s" event series

Out of 690 million people facing hunger around the world, 60 percent live in countries affected by violence and conflict. Conflict negatively affects almost every aspect of a food system, from production, harvesting, processing and transport to input supply, financing, marketing and consumption. Direct impacts can include the destruction of agricultural and livelihood assets and can severely disrupt and restrict trade and movements of goods and services, with a negative effect on the availability and prices of food, including nutritious foods. The unaffordability of healthy diets tends to be higher where there is conflict. A vicious circle of violence, hunger flight and migration emerge. Many refugees and internally displaced persons suffer from malnutrition or hunger and are fragile to infectious diseases. Rations for refugees are limited and only a very one-sided diet is possible. What must be done to tackle the causes of flight and migration? Who is responsible for peoples living conditions that do not make them refugees or migrants?




TMG Research

Heinrich Boell Foundation



Hunger, Conflict and Migration
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