Food insecurity in the world

FAO, IFAD, WHO, WFP and UNICEF jointly produced a report on food insecurity around the world. It indicated that more than 820 million people are still suffering from hunger.

Around the world, one in nine people were undernourished in 2018, while one in four were food insecure. This is one of the findings of a new report produced jointly by five international organizations: FAO, IFAD, WHO, WFP and UNICEF. This is the third time that these institutions have pooled their resources to produce such a report, which compiles over 250 pages of indispensable statistics on the subject.

The report shows that "more than 820 million people in the world are still suffering from hunger today" and that undernourishment is increasing in almost all sub-regions of Africa. This year's FAO report zooms in on a major cause of hunger: import dependency in low- and middle-income countries. 

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Friday 13 December 2019
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