Populations At Risk: Implications of COVID-19 for Hunger, Migration and Displacement - Analysis of Food Security Trends in Migration Hotspots

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09 Nov 2020
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Conflict, violence & peace, Data, COVID-19, Epidemics & pandemics, Food and nutrition, Food aid, Food security, Forced displacement and migration, Livelihoods

The joint WFP-IOM report highlights the close interconnection between hunger, conflict, migration and displacement, which has been further aggravated by COVID-19. The study explores the impact of the pandemic on the livelihoods, food security and protection of migrant workers households dependent on remittances and the forcibly displaced. Using the latest available data, the report highlights food security trends in some of the major migration and hunger hotspots across the world.

The key findings have informed joint recommendations put forward by both agencies to mitigate the immediate negative effects on mobile and displaced populations, while preparing the pathway to recovery.