Hunger levels 3 times higher during "protracted crises"

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A vendor in a market in Niger’s capital Niamey. File Photo: OCHA/David Ohana

"Protracted crises" brought on by conflict lead, on average, to a tripling in the number of people going hungry, according to a senior Food and Agriculture Organization official (FAO).

Dominique Burgeon is Director of FAO’s Emergency and Rehabilitation Division and FAO’s Strategic Programme Leader on Resilience.

He was speaking at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, where the FAO and UN World Food Programme (WFP) launched a new food security network together with the European Union.

He spoke to Sandra Ferrari about why it was important to be at the summit.

Duration: 4'20"

 

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