World Bank Releases New Report on Ukraine War and Global Food Crisis

by The World Bank Group Commodity Markets Outlook: The Impact of the War in Ukraine on Commodity Markets, April 2022. World Bank, Washington, DC. May 1, 2022

The World Bank has released a commodity markets report this April on the Impact of the War in Ukraine on World Commodity Markets. In this report, they state that rising oil prices, inflation and the fertilizer scarcity that the war in Ukraine has created has become the greatest shock to g...

Hunger in Niger

by WHES March 30, 2022

Niger is one of the countries within the Sahel region on the southern border of the great Sahara Desert in West Africa.  Niger rests directly north of Nigeria, and is home to over 24 million people.  As the country enters April which this year is the month of Ramadan, it is sobering to observe the...

UN/WFP – Ukraine Conflict’s Implications for Global Food Security

by World Food Programme March 11, 2022

The United Nations / World Food Programme has created a publication on the food security implications of the Ukraine Conflict and the ramifications for the global food and energy markets....

Global Food Crisis Grows as Result of Ongoing War in Ukraine

by Nigel Hunt Reuters/ March 9, 2022

Food commodity price rises mirror global energy price rises. Prices for edible oil as well as grains are rising as a result of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine. Basic commodities well as fertilizers continue to rise globally as the conflict continues. ...

Chef Jose Andres on Ukrainian Refugee Food Situation

by Andrea Salcedo MSN/Washington Post March 1, 2022

Chef Jose Andres of the World Central Kitchen Organization describes his experience on the Ukrainian-Polish border helping refugees fleeing the Russian Invasion of Ukraine....

World Food Programmes Releases Report on Hunger Hotspots

by WFP Staff World Food Programme January 28, 2022

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has released a report today which says that Ethiopia, Nigeria, Yemen and South Sudan are the top countries which are at greatest risk of critical food insecurity. Referring to the risk of famine based on the Integrated Food Insecurity Phase Classificati...


by WHES STAFF January 25, 2022

ETHIOPIA Conflict and Drought The current food crisis will persist in northern Ethiopia, Across the country, over 1.2 million children under 5 years of age require treatment for severe acute malnutrition; In Tigray region, the conflict has impacted over 90 pe...


by WHES IPCINFO November 28, 2021

This is a view of the most urgent hunger hotspots around the world. The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) used by the United Nations and International Aid Agencies consists of five levels of severity for food insecurity as follows: 1. Minimal - Acceptable 2. Stressed - Alert 3. ...


Locusts Add to World Hunger in Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and South Asia 2021

by November 15, 2021

Original Contribution by Sharmin Sultana Seeing a locust, one cannot imagine that a harmless member of the grasshopper family can become one of the world’s most devastating pests.  Yet, in 2020, within just a few months locust swarms destroyed more than 1.2 million hectares (ha) of cr...


by FAO FAO October 16, 2021

Today is World Food Day - International World Food Day is celebrated on the date of the founding of the United Nation's Food and Agricultural Organization to highlight the issues of hunger and food access in the world. Take time today to think and act on ways to contribute to a more food secure worl...