​ADDITIONAL FACTS FROM THE UNITED NATIONS

Hunger

  • Globally, one in nine people in the world today (815 million) are undernourished

  • The majority of the world’s hungry people live in developing countries, where 12.9 per cent of the population is undernourished.

  • Asia is the continent with the hungriest people – two thirds of the total. The percentage in southern Asia has fallen in recent years but in western Asia it has increased slightly.

  • Southern Asia faces the greatest hunger burden, with about 281 million undernourished people. In sub-Saharan Africa, projections for the 2014-2016 period indicate a rate of undernourishment of almost 23 per cent.

  • Poor nutrition causes nearly half (45 per cent) of deaths in children under five – 3.1 million children each year.

  • One in four of the world’s children suffer stunted growth. In developing countries, the proportion can rise to one in three.

  • 66 million primary school-age children attend classes hungry across the developing world, with 23 million in Africa alone.

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