- The Crisis
- Name Changers
Hunger is the world’s #1 health risk.
1 in 7 people worldwide (850-900 million people) do not have enough food to sustain them.
There are more hungry people in the world than the combined populations of the United States, Canada, and the entire European Union.
Women make up over a little over 50% of the world’s population, yet they account for 60% of the world’s hungry.
25% of all children living in developing countries are underweight and at risk of the long-term effects of malnourishment.
At least 25,000 people die each day of hunger related causes—about 9 million people every year.
More than 160 million children under the age of five suffer from chronic malnutrition and hunger.
925 million people do not have enough to eat, and an estimated 98% of those live in developing countries.
Approximately 11 million children under the age of five die in developing countries every year, with malnutrition and hunger related diseases causing an estimated 60% of those deaths.
*Statistics provided by: World Food Programme, United Nations, World Health Organization (WHO), and Unicef.