Humanitarian-development-peace nexus, an essential approach to address global food insecurity

Studio 5
Special Event
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
12:05 to 12:50

The latest Global Report on Food Crises reported 193 million acutely food insecure people at the end of 2021. This situation will be dramatically worsened by the destabilising effects of the Russian aggression in Ukraine, with consequences for countries from Africa and the Middle East, to Asia.

This panel highlighted the need for immediate life-saving assistance, but also of a medium and long term approach. Addressing urgent food crises needs to go hand in hand with the transformation towards sustainable food systems. Responding with a HDP nexus approach allows us to tackle the root causes of hunger and malnutrition, and increase resilience.

This panel discussion built on concrete examples of successful nexus approaches and explored how operational links can be further strengthened between humanitarian, development and peace actors.


Panellists discussed how recent thinking around people-centred, participatory action and conflict sensitive programming provides an opportunity to work across sectors and test the humanitarian-development-peace nexus approach. The need for increased humanitarian funding that was not earmarked was highlighted, as was the need to make immediate investment into critical life-saving services in food security to ensure a flexible response to challenges faced by populations. Approaches to resilience building were discussed, such as increasing capacity to withstand shocks and reducing dependencies on specific supplies, inputs or export markets.

Organised by


Head of Unit
European Commission - Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations
Deputy Head of Unit
European Commission - DG for International Partnerships
Director General

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Humanitarian-development-peace nexus, an essential approach to address global food insecurity

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