The number of undernourished people in the world will increase in the near term. Some regions are at risk of famine.
Armed conflicts, including the war in Ukraine, growing food prices, climate change, and COVID-19 pandemic exacerbate the food crisis.
People constantly threatened by hunger radicalise easier and are a recruitment target for various radical groups. Migration of vulnerable individuals can be used by hostile anti-Western regimes as a hybrid warfare tool or exploited by terrorist organizations.