World Hunger Statistics

  • Iodine Deficiency

    Iodine Deficiency
    Iodine deficiency is the greatest single cause of mental retardation and brain damage, affecting 1.9 billion people worldwide. It can easily be prevented by adding iodine to salt.
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    world hunger through the years

    World hunger stats through the years
  • undernutrition

    Undernutrition contributes to five million deaths of children under five each year in developing countries
  • underweight

    More than 70 percent of the world's underweight children (aged five or less) live in just 10 countries, with more than 50 per cent located in South Asia alone;
  • women

    Women make up a little over half of the world's population, but they account for over 60 percent of the world’s hungry.
  • underweight children

    underweight children
    One out of four children - roughly 146 million - in developing countries is underweight
  • 10.9 million

    10.9 million
    10.9 million children under five die in developing countries each year. Malnutrition and hunger-related diseases cause 60 percent of the deaths;
  • asia and the pacific region

    asia and the pacific region
    Asia and the Pacific region is home to over half the world’s population and nearly two thirds of the world’s hungry people;
  • 925 million

    925 million
    925 million people do not have enough to eat and 98 percent of them live in developing countries.
  • 7 countries

    7 countries
    65 percent of the world's hungry live in only seven countries: India, China, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan and Ethiopia.