World Hunger by Numbers

World hunger has risen for 3 years straight even as obesity and overweight continue to climb across the board, according to a new WHO report with sobering implications for achieving the SDG of Zero Hunger by 2030. This year’s report added a new indicator for measuring levels of food insecurity.
The Numbers:

  • 820 million went hungry in 2018—up from 811 million the previous year.
  • Almost a third of people in East Africa are undernourished.
  • Africa and Asia are home to 9 out of 10 stunted children, and 3 quarters of all overweight children.


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