When there's a will, there's a way to end world hunger
Conflict leaves utter devastation in its wake, destroying families' food supplies, decimating local markets and impeding aid workers' access to conflict-torn regions, with the result that millions of people are going hungry, suffering from acute and deadly food shortages each day, worldwide.
The clear link between conflict and hunger is one of the key highlights of the tenth issue of the Global Hunger Index (GHI), just launched to tie in with World Food Day by Concern Worldwide, the International Food Policy Research Institute and German NGO, Welthungerhilfe.
The truth in this is evident in modern-day Syria. Previously a middle-income country, Syria has changed dramatically after enduring more than four years of bloody war. The UN estimates that almost 10 million Syrians in the region do not have enough food to eat. More than six million of them are classified as 'severely food insecure'.