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Countries requiring external aid to cover their food needs, March 2018

Source: FAO, Global Information and Early Warning System on Food and Agriculture (GIEWS),


The FAO’s global information and early warning system permanently monitors world food safety. The map shows that in Africa, in the spring of 2018, food insecurity affected 44.5 million people. Widespread lack of access to food is seen in large countries in terms of population and/or land area, where there is recurring violence and many displaced persons: Nigeria, Niger, Chad, South Sudan, DRC, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Yemen, with 17 million individuals, and North Korea. The highest risk of famine occurs in certain areas of less populated countries.


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