A developing food crisis and potential refugee movements

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  • Michael J. Puma
  • So Young Chon
  • Kaoru Kakinuma
  • Matti Kummu

  • Raya Muttarak
  • Richard Seager
  • Yoshihide Wada

Research units

  • Tohoku University
  • University of East Anglia
  • Columbia University
  • Utrecht University
  • NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
  • Korea International Volunteer Organization
  • International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis


At least 30 million people in three African countries and Yemen are experiencing severe food insecurity. To rapidly scale-up international aid, we should acknowledge the systemic risk implied in food insecurity by looking at, for example, potential international refugee movement.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)380-382
Number of pages3
JournalNature Sustainability
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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