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Factsheet: When Hunger Becomes a Weapon of War
One of the central causes of hunger worldwide are long-lasting armed conflicts. The number of (civil) wars is currently even increasing, as can be observed in Myanmar, Yemen, Syria, Southern Sudan, Northern Nigeria, the Sahel region and the Central African Republic. In addition, the consequences of climate change are intensifying distribution struggles for land and water. The conflict parties are increasingly deliberately starving the population, a method of warfare that was believed to have been overcome in recent years but is now being reapplied almost systematically.