ABSTRACT

Global Food Security: Information on Spending and Types of Assistance Provided by the United States and Other Donors   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Document: "In 2020, the United Nations (UN) reported that nearly 690 million people in the world were undernourished. According to this reporting, the number of undernourished people has increased by 60 million since 2014. Stunting--a condition where children are too short for their age due to poor nutrition in-utero and in early childhood--affected more than 140 million children under the age of 5 around the world in 2019. The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is expected to worsen food insecurity levels around the world. In April 2020, the International Food Policy Research Institute estimated that, absent interventions, more than 140 million additional people around the world could fall into extreme poverty in 2020, which would exacerbate global food insecurity. UN projections indicate that 83 million to 132 million people could become undernourished in 2020 as a result of the pandemic. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has reported that COVID-19's effects on emerging economies could increase emergency food assistance needs by 25 percent. [...] This report examines the amount and types of food security assistance that the United States and other donors have provided globally from 2014 through 2018."

Report Number:
GAO-21-47R
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Date:
2020-11-19
Copyright:
Public Domain
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Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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