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Yesterday, at the Irish Embassy, London, a number of significant voices from the international development community gathered to discuss the root causes and potential solutions of global hunger. There was acknowledgement of the vast humanitarian needs that remain around the world however, the event concluded with hope, optimism and energy on finishing the fight against global hunger once and for all.

Today, the Global Hunger Index (GHI) – an annual report published by Welthungerhilfe and Concern Worldwide – was released. The GHI is a tool designed to measure and track hunger at global, regional and national levels to assess the progress, and setbacks, in combating hunger. It also reveals the hungriest country in the world, which we can use as a microcosmic example to explore the main drivers of, and possible solutions to global hunger.

Children set up a stall to sell their wares to early morning passers-by in the town of Kouango,Central African Republic. Photo: Kieran McConville / Concern Worldwide

By using available data to focus attention on where the need is greatest, we can ensure that the world’s best expertise is brought to bear on the world’s worst problems.

A field of winter maize on the floodplains of the Shire river in Nsanje district, Malawi.

After decades of decline, world hunger levels are increasing, and now stand at 821 million in 2017, one in every nine people, according to the recently released The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018.

Two year old Nambana Estella at the Concern-supported health centre in Boyali, Central African Republic. She was treated successfully for vomiting, diarrhea and malnutrition. Her mother, Weye Giselle, says they're home and possessions were destroyed durin

On a overcast summer afternoon in 2014, a young woman arrived at the front door of the Concern Worldwide office in London. With her she carried a gift… and an amazing story of survival, redemption, and hope

 Aline as a child with her mother Marie-Ange.

This upcoming exhibition from Brian Maguire is inspired by the men, women and children he met when he travelled to a Protection of Civilian camp in Bentiu, South Sudan with Concern Worldwide. The camp is home to 120,000 people who have been displaced by war.

Brian Maguire, Protection of Civilians camp, Bentiu, South Sudan, 2018.  200 x 400cms arcylic on linen.