The 2021 Global Report on Food Crises reveals that at least 155 million people faced crisis levels of food insecurity last year because of conflict, extreme weather events, and economic shocks linked in part to Covid-19. With the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Yemen, Sudan, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, and Haiti being among the ten countries with the worst food crises, the Food and Agriculture Organisation’s Dominique Burgeon says urgent humanitarian action is needed to prevent widespread famine from breaking out.