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  1. Each year, 3 million children under five die of preventable, hunger-related causes.
  2. Around the world, 805 million people are hungry--nearly 1 in 9 globally. Host a food drive in your community to provide food to those in need. Sign up for Supermarket Stakeout.
  3. It costs just $0.25 daily to provide a child with all the nutrients they need to grow up healthy.
  4. Asia has the largest number of hungry people (over 500 million) but Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest prevalence (23.8% of population).
  5. 66 million primary-school-age children attend classes hungry across the developing world, with 23 million in Africa alone.

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  1. The World Food Programme calculates that $3.2 billion is needed every year to reach all 66 million hungry children.
  2. If women farmers had the same access to resources as men, the number of hungry people in the world could be reduced by up to 150 million.
  3. Hunger is number one on the list of the world’s top 10 health risks. It kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined.
  4. By 2050, climate change and erratic weather patterns could push another 24 million children into hunger, most of them contained to sub-Saharan Africa.
  5. Hunger is the single biggest solvable problem facing the world today. 2.2 billion people live on less than $2.00 a day.
  6. The number of people living with chronic hunger has declined by 130 million people over the past 20 years.

Sources

  • 1

    UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation. "Levels & Trends in Child Mortality, 2014." UNICEF, 2014. Web Accessed February 18, 2015.

  • 2

    Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN. "The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2014." FAO, 2014. Web Accessed May 1, 2015.

  • 3

    World Food Programme. "Two Minutes to Learn About School Meals." WFP, 2012. Web Accessed May 1, 2015.

  • 4

    Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN. "The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2014." FAO, 2014. Web Accessed May 1, 2015.

  • 5

    World Food Programme. "Two Minutes to Learn About School Meals." WFP, 2012. Web Accessed May 1, 2015.

  • 6

    World Food Programme. "Two Minutes to Learn About School Meals." WFP, 2012. Web Accessed May 1, 2015.

  • 7

    Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN. "The State of Food and Agriculture 2010-2011 Women in Agriculture: Closing the gender gap for development." FAO, 2014. Web Accessed May 1, 2015.

  • 8

    UNAIDS. "Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic." UNAIDS, 2010. Web Accessed May 1, 2015.

  • 9

    Action Aid. "On The Brink: Who's the best prepared for a climate and hunger crisis?" Action Aid, 2011. Web Accessed July 29, 2014.

  • 10

    United Nations Development Programme. "United Nations Human Development Report: Beyond scarcity: Power, poverty and the global water crisis." UNDP, 2006. Web Accessed February 18, 2015.

  • 11

    Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN. "The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2014." FAO, 2012. Web Accessed May 1, 2015.

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