Ukraine war, climate change and corona pandemic. According to Welthungerhilfe and the children’s charity terre des hommes, the international community is facing the challenge of a global systemic crisis.

Aid organizations have warned of worsening hunger crises in the wake of the war in Ukraine.

Development policy is called upon to respond to the fatal interplay of wars, the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, the effects of climate change and the escalating famine with concrete aid measures, demanded Welthungerhilfe and the children’s aid organization terre des hommes in Berlin. Both organizations presented their “Compass 2022” on development policy.

The international community faces the challenge of a global systemic crisis. The organizations warned that the federal government should use this year’s G7 presidency to commit itself to binding initiatives for global food security together with its partners.

“We must not allow a hunger crisis like that of 2007/2008, with almost a billion starving people in the world, to be repeated. Global food security should have the highest political priority,” said Mathias Mogge, Secretary General of Welthungerhilfe. The federal government, together with the G7 countries, must provide an additional 14 billion US dollars (around 13 billion euros) per year for food security in order to defeat global hunger.