FAO appeals for $1 billion to curb global hunger

With conflict and climate-related shocks sending global hunger numbers marching back up after declining for decades, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO, is asking for some one billion dollars to save lives and livelihoods, and address acute hunger in 26 countries.

With donor support, FAO is hoping to reach 30 million people who rely on agriculture for their livelihoods via a range of interventions that seek to rapidly restore local food production and enhance nutrition.

Dominique Burgeon, the Director of FAO's Emergency and Rehabilitation Division explains: