Hunger solutions: There's more in the mix than food

Eight children pictured in Nigeria. Their caretaker has struggled immensely to feed them with what she can grow and cultivate herself on land she pays to rent. Photo: Ezra Millstein/Mercy Corps

Beyond the media spotlight, hunger is growing and it threatens millions of lives long before "famine" is declared. And now, three potential famines are looming in South Sudan, Nigeria and Yemen. What’s surprising is that there is often food at hand, even in famines.

On June 7, Mercy Corps VP of Technical Leadership Dina Esposito joined Senior Policy Advisor Marilyn Shapley in a live conversation on what is driving an increase in hunger around the world and what Mercy Corps is doing to address these challenges.