Paul Howe addresses famine and conflict for NPR

Gaza, Haiti, and Sudan currently face high levels of acute food insecurity.

Despite past optimism about reducing or eradicating famines through infrastructure improvements and global humanitarian efforts, conflict remains a significant factor contributing to catastrophic hunger in these and other countries worldwide.

In an interview with NPR, Paul Howe discusses the challenges of delivering humanitarian aid to affected populations in conflict zones. He notes the disparity between the necessary level of humanitarian response and the available funding and resources.

The interview also explores the process of officially declaring a famine.

Referencing the role of the UN’s Famine Review Committee and its most recent report, Howe explains the urgency of the situation in Gaza and the potential consequences of a famine declaration.

Listen to the interview here