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The Global Report on Food Crises (GRFC) 2020 was launched today. IGAD contributed to it and is a member of the Global Food Crisis Network, consisting of 16 organisations that produced the report.

In his message for the launch of the report, IGAD Executive Secretary urged IGAD Member States to ‘prioritise improved food production and expedite access to farm inputs in the face of the twin disasters of the second wave Desert Locust invasion and the COVID-19 lockdown’.

The Global Report on Food Crises (GRFC) 2020 is the result of a joint, consensus-based assessment of acute food insecurity situations around the world by 16 partner organizations.

At 135 million, the number of people in Crisis or worse (IPC/CH Phase 3 or above) in 2019 was the highest in the four years of the GRFC’s existence. This increase also reflected the inclusion of additional countries and areas within some countries.

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