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Concern Worldwide UK Statement on the Global Food Security Summit

A Kenyan woman holding open a bag of grain
Akiru Leakanoi in Sarima village. (Photo: Ed Ram/Concern Worldwide)
News22 November 2023

Ten years after the first N4G Summit 2013, hosted by the UK Government, we are encouraged to see the UK Government taking the leadership again in mobilising global efforts to end the malnutrition and hunger crisis. The summit was an important step for putting nutrition high in the international development agenda of the FCDO and global leaders.

We welcome the announcement of £100 million funding to build resilience to climate shocks and provide food security for the most vulnerable in Somalia to avert future humanitarian crises. We also welcome the additional funding of £100 million to respond to food security crises and their impacts in the world’s hunger and malnutrition hotspots.

I really appreciated that the summit included discussions on conflict as a driver of hunger and the need to address this by focussing resources in Fragile and Conflict Affected states, recognising that gender equality and the inclusion of women is vital in tackling the challenges and ensuring decision makers respond to early warning and invest in preparedness.” Danny Harvey, Executive Director

The UK Government is moving to the right direction in re-prioritise actions against malnutrition and hunger. We need to sustain and build upon these efforts towards securing more finances and progress to meet the SDG2 by 2030, and increase the number of nutrition interventions and initiatives that will save lives from preventable deaths. 

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