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Much of the global population is enduring a cost-of-living crisis with serious implications for food security. Even prior to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine - a country that is a key supplier of grains and other essentials - the COVID-19 pandemic had been exacting a heavy toll on the ability of the world’s poorest people to buy food and avoid malnutrition. Meanwhile the impacts of the climate crisis continue to uproot vulnerable populations and expose them to food insecurity, while undermining efforts to grow crops and properly tend to livestock. As many as 828 million people go to bed hungry every night. The number of people facing acute food insecurity has soared from 135 million to 345 million since 2019. Today, 2022, 50 million people in 45 countries are on the edge of famine and $24.5 billion is needed to reach 153 million people.

Access to food is a priority

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Access to food is a priority