Birgit Kemmerling, Conrad Schetter, and Lars Wirkus
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Food insecurity remains one of the greatest global challenges. Since 2014, the number of people affected by hunger worldwide has been rising and food insecurity and violent conflicts are mostly found in regions with a high degree of fragility. Over the past decade, a growing body of research has examined the mutual impact between violent conflicts and food insecurity and has indicated strong correlations on multiple layers. However, food insecurity, as well as violent conflicts, are characterized by a high degree of complexity and contextualization. This article looks at the multiple dimensions between current food crises and violent conflicts and identifies four key areas for a comprehensive response that addresses food insecurity amid such violence.