Author: jonas

Jonas Vestby is a Doctoral Researcher at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). His research focuses on the link between environmental change and violent conflict, including forecasting models that predict the future risk of conflict, taking climate change into consideration.

Does hunger cause conflict?

One of the consequences of war is disrupted food provision. The connection between conflict and hunger is indisputable when we look at today’s locations of the major global hunger emergencies: Rakhine in Myanmar, the Kasai Region in DR Congo, north-eastern Nigeria, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen. It is estimated that 80 percent of the World… Read more »