If you look at a map showing countries and regions where progress against hunger has stalled or been undone, it's striking how many "hunger hotspots" coincide with conflict zones. In four of these, more than 20 million people are at risk of starvation — more than at any other time in modern history. Ending hunger in conflict zones is, however, very difficult. No one knows this better than Anwar Khan, CEO of Islamic Relief USA, who works in many of the countries where conflicts and hunger go hand in hand. We will not be able to end hunger by 2030 — a goal set two years ago by virtually every country in the world — if we cannot end armed conflicts.