On December 4th Alliance2015, through its partners Welthungerhilfe, Cesvi and Hivos, will present the 2018 Global Hunger Index in Harare, Zimbabwe.
The 2018 Global Hunger Index (GHI) shows that in 51 countries worldwide hunger and undernutrition are at worrying levels. Globally, hunger is still a serious problem. The most affected regions in the world are South Asia and Africa south of the Sahara. According to the 2018 GHI, only 29 countries – out of 79 with moderate, serious, alarming and extremely alarming levels of hunger – will reach the UN Goal of Zero Hunger by 2030. Approximately 124 million people worldwide suffer acute hunger, while 151 million children are stunted and 51 million children are wasted.
The essay of the 2018 edition is about the nexus between hunger and forced migration. Across the globe, 68.5 million people are forcibly displaced from their homes, including 40 million internally displaced people (IDPs), 25.4 million refugees and 3.1 million asylum seekers (UNHCR). The number of forcibly displaced people is increasing, and hunger is often both a cause and a consequence of displacement.
A country’s staff delegation from Cesvi will attend the event. In Zimbabwe we are engaged in a food security programme aimed at supporting the rural communities of Beitbridge and Mwenezi districts in the production, processing and marketing of agricultural products.
Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 2.30 – 5.00pm / Gallery Delta, 110 Livingstone Avenue, Harare
Welcoming notes – Regina Feindt/ Welthungerhilfe Country Director, Zimbabwe
Introduction – Alliance2015
Presentation of the 2018 Global Hunger Index – Lena Bassermann/ Welthungerhilfe Advocacy Officer
Keynote speech – Dr. George Kembo/ Director of National Food and Nutrition Council, Zimbabwe
Snack & Drinks
Photo credit: Welthungerhilfe/Stefanie Glinski 2018