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Global food crisis is leaving millions hungry, but there are solutions

A storm of events is pushing food prices higher, exacerbating the hunger and malnutrition already experienced by hundreds of millions of people around the world

Environment 23 May 2022

Man carrying grain

A man carries grain from a World Food Programme facility in Kandahar, Afghanistan

JAVED TANVEER/AFP via Getty Images

Hundreds of millions of people around the world are going hungry as food prices continue to rise as a result of everything from the coronavirus pandemic to India’s extreme heatwave to the ongoing war in Ukraine. Without meaningful action to make food more affordable, we may see starvation and political upheaval.

“The war in Ukraine, on top of all the other global crises, threatens tens of millions of people with food insecurity, malnutrition, mass hunger & famine. …