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Global food crisis: The ripple effects of the war in Ukraine on the Horn of Africa

Global food crisis: The ripple effects of the war in Ukraine on the Horn of Africa
Photo: WFP/Alessandro Abbonizio

Medelhavsmuseet, Fredsgatan 2, Stockholm

The combined impacts of climate change, conflict, unsustainable agricultural practices and rising food prices caused by the war in Ukraine are driving high levels of acute food insecurity in East Africa. Food systems in the region are at a breaking point and an estimated 82 million people are acutely food insecure.

In the Horn of Africa, adding to the cumulative, devastating effects, up to 26 million people are expected to face crisis or worse levels of food insecurity as the longest drought in over 40 years is forecast to continue – with the fifth failed rainy season in a row on the horizon.

Join the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) in a discussion about the ripple effects of the war in Ukraine for the Horn of Africa, how hunger is threatening peace, stabilization and development gains in the region and how WFP works with partners to strengthen food systems and end hunger.


Michael Dunford, Regional Director for Eastern Africa, World Food Programme (WFP)

Henrik Hammargren, Executive Director, Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation

Jessica Olausson, Deputy Head of Department for UN Policy, Conflict and Humanitarian Affairs, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Dan Smith, Director of SIPRI

Registration information

Doors open at 16:00 CEST for fika and networking opportunities. The event starts at 16:30 CEST.