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Panel Discussion on the Global Hunger Index 2018 "Forced Migration and Hunger"

Im Vordergrund eine Frau mit einem gelben Kanister, im Hintergrund sieht man Zelte.
A woman carrying a jerrycan with clean water. This picture taken in early 2018 in an IDP camp in Bentiu, South Sudan, is on the cover of GHI. © Stefanie Glinski

In recent decades, gradual progress has been made in reducing hunger. However, this year’s Global Hunger Index shows that hard-won gains are being threatened in many regions. Extreme poverty, armed conflict, poor governance and climate change result in growing numbers of people suffering from hunger. At the same time, these factors are also causing forced displacement on a massive scale. Across the globe, almost 70 million people are currently forcibly displaced, more than ever recorded before.  

To understand and address the complex interplay between hunger and forced migration the following questions must be answered: what are the causes driving the current high-levels of displacement? To what extent is hunger a cause and/or a consequence of forced migration? Which political measures do we have to take both in Germany and Europe to tackle both challenges in accordance to the UN Sustainable Development Goals? Join us as we discuss these and other questions with experts from politics, civil society and academia.

Welthungerhilfe and KfW Group invite you to take part in this discussion



Barbara Schnell, Director, Department for Sector Policies, KfW Group

Bärbel Dieckmann,President of Welthungerhilfe


Klaus von Grebmer, Senior Advisor, Global Hunger Index


Martin Jäger, State Secretary in the Federal Ministry ofEconomic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Panel Discussion including:

Claudia Roth, MP, Die Grünen (German Green Party), Vice-President of the German Parliament

Gunther Beger, Director-General, Policy issues, private sector, trade, rural development, Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Dr Laura Hammond, Reader in Development Studies (SOAS University of London)   

Bucay Deng, Deputy Director, Welthungerhilfe South Sudan

Expert Interview:            

Sawsan Aruri, Deputy Director, KfW Jordan


Conny Czymoch, Moderator / Journalist


If you have any questions please contact: anmeldung(at)welthungerhilfe.de

The language of the event is German. German/English simultaneous translation is provided.