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Publication | 2024

Monitoring food security in Palestine and the Sudan

This is the thirteenth update of the Monitoring food security in food crisis countries and territories with conflict situations, jointly produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) to inform members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on critical food crises driven by conflict and insecurity. FAO and WFP have been producing these reports since June 2016 to inform UNSC members on acute food insecurity situations, livelihood disruptions and the need for humanitarian assistance in countries and territories affected by conflict and insecurity, where humanitarian access to populations is often challenging. This is a special edition, focusing on Palestine (particularly the Gaza Strip) and the Sudan, prepared in the framework of the informal briefing to be held in February 2024. On 24 May 2018, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2417 on the link between armed conflict and food insecurity. This was a response to growing hunger and the threat of famine that armed conflict posed to millions of people. Today, ample evidence shows UNSC Resolution 2417 and its call to break the vicious cycle of conflict and hunger is even more relevant. Conflict continues to create and amplify acute food insecurity globally and was among the main drivers of eight of the world’s ten largest food crises in 2023.