Hunger

Hunger 795 million people

Hunger

Hunger 795 million people in the world are starving!
Hunger 795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life. That's about one in nine people on earth.
The vast majority of the world's hungry people live in developing countries, where 12.9 percent of the population is undernourished.
Asia is the continent with the most hungry people - two thirds of the total.
The percentage in southern Asia has fallen in recent years but in western Asia it has increased slightly.Sub-Saharan
Africa is the region with the highest prevalence (percentage of population) of hunger.
One person in four there is undernourished.
Poor nutrition causes nearly half (45%) of deaths in children under five - 3.1 million children each year.
Causes of World Hunger

Being hungry means

Hunger

Being hungry means more than just missing a meal. It’s a debilitating crisis that has more than 820 million people in its grip.
Hunger is a perilous cycle that passes from one generation to the next:
Families who struggle with chronic hunger and malnutrition consistently go without the nutrients their minds and bodies need,
which then prevents them from being able to work, go to school, or improve their lives.
Source: Mercy Corps Global Hunger