November 22, 2017

815 million people hungry globally – UN (Punch)

815 million people hungry globally – UN (Punch)

A UN report has shown that the total number of people who did not have enough to eat has increased to 815 million in 2016 as against 777 million in 2015.

According to The State of Food Insecurity and Nutrition in the World, global hunger numbers fell steadily from 926 million in 2005 to 795 million in 2010, and broadly stabilised until last year’s “worrisome” jump.

In terms of percentages, the share of the global population facing chronic food shortages has fallen from just under 15 per cent in 2000 to a low of 10.6 per cent in 2015.

The food shortage has increased to 11 per cent in 2016. Read more

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