Conflict and Hunger

Conflict can increase hunger and malnutrition. The destruction of transport infrastructure, agricultural land used as battle grounds and contamination with mines affect food production and distribution systems. Responses to conflict in the form of sanctions or fiscal consequences further affect food security

UN Security Council Resolution 2417 strongly condemned starving of civilians, and unlawfully denying humanitarian access as warfare tactics.

The resolution drew attention to the link between armed conflict and conflict‑induced food insecurity and the threat of famine.  It called on all parties to armed conflict to comply with their obligations under international humanitarian law regarding the protection of civilians and on taking care to spare civilian objects, stressing that armed conflicts, violations of international law and related food insecurity could be drivers of forced displacement.  Underlining the importance of safe and unimpeded access of humanitarian personnel to civilians in armed conflicts, it also strongly condemned the unlawful denial of such access and depriving civilians of objects indispensable to their survival — including wilfully impeding relief supply and access for responses to conflict‑induced food insecurity.

What we do

Insecurity Insight monitors conflict incidents that damaged or destroyed vital civilian infrastructure needed for the production, transport and sale of food stuff.

We use open source open source intelligence (OSINT) methods to document and assess such events.

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