Food insecurity may have different impacts on migrants or displaced populations according to their sex or gender.

Food Security Gender


Food insecurity and gender inequality are closely linked, with food insecurity having different impacts on migrants or displaced populations according to their sex or gender (UNHCR, 2022; Care, 2020; Care, 2022FAO, 2022; WFP, 2022).




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While women produce between 60 to 80 per cent of the food in most developing countries and are responsible for half of the world’s food production, they have nearly a 27 per cent higher chance of being severely food insecure than men (WFP, 2022). 

The global gender gap in moderate or severe food insecurity further increased from 6 per cent in 2019 to 10 per cent in 2020 by the COVID-19 pandemic (UN Women, 2021). 


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