New Planning Tool – WFP’s HungerMap

by Anna Gustilo-Ong

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On January 20, 2020 the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) launched HungerMap.  HungerMap shows, in near real-time, current food security situations across the globe.  This article, describes how this map uses available data (weather, climate, markets, populations, hazards, etc.) and artificial intelligence (AI) to  monitor dynamic food security conditions.

From our experience at WHES, this will be a great step forward to show current and future hunger “hotspots” and educate the public on causes as well as provide policy makers with the right information to  mitigate these issues.  Bravo to WFP for this new tool!