Food for Peace FY 2017 Annual Report

In FY 2017, the world confronted massive humanitarian crises, which demanded an immediate, substantial and creative response. Early in FY 2017, FEWS NET warned that an unprecedented 70 million people across 45 countries would need emergency food assistance due to persistent conflict, severe drought and economic instability. Six months later, they revised that estimate to 81 million people as conditions worsened. In the last days of the fiscal year, the UN reported that for the first time in over a decade global hunger increased, rising to 815 million people, largely due to violent conflict and climate-related shocks.This alarming trend will likely carry over into 2018.

Throughout the year, USAID through its Office of Food for Peace reached 70 million people in 53 countries through emergency relief and long term development food security activities to achieve its overarching objective: to improve and sustain food and nutrition security for vulnerable groups around the world. This Year-in-Review Annual Report includes spotlights key responses in both emergency food assistance -- driven by conflict, natural disasters and helping refugee populations -- and longer-term food security programs. 

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 2:00pm

Last updated: June 04, 2018