How Many Hungry People Are There in the World ?

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.

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Global Hunger Declining

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%)