FAO estimates that globally 925 million people are undernourished in 2010.
Most of the wold's hungry live in devoloping countries, where they account for 16 percent of the population.The region with most undernourished people continues to be Asia and the Pasific.The proportion of undernourished people remains highest in sub-Saharan Africa, at 30 percent in 2010.
The world is facing a hunger crisis unlike anything it has seen in more than 50 years.
925 million people are hungry.
Every day, almost 16,000 children die from hunger-related causes. That's one child every five seconds.
There were 1.4 billion people in extreme poverty in 2005. The World Bank estimates that the spike in global food prices in 2008, followed by the global economic recession in 2009 and 2010 has pushed between 100-150 million people into pov
Hunger and Poverty Facts
Did you know? In 2008, nearly 9 million children died before they reached their fifth birthday. One third of these deaths are due directly or indirectly to hunger and malnutrition.
World Hunger Statistics
Number and percentage of undernourished persons
2005-2007 848 million (13%)
2000-2002 833 million (14%)
1995-1997 788 million (14%)
1990-1992 843 million (16%)
1979-1981 853 million (21%)
1969-1971 878 million (26%)