- A child dies from hunger-related causes every 13 seconds.
- Around the world, 925 million people are hungry. That’s roughly 3 times the American population.
- Every year, 15 million children die of hunger.
- Asia and the Pacific have the largest share of the world's hungry people (563 million).
- 66 million primary school-age children attend classes hungry across the developing world, with 23 million in Africa alone.
- World Food Programme calculates that $3.2 billion is needed every year to reach all 66 million hungry children.
- 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.
- 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.
- By 2050, climate change and erratic weather patterns could push another 24 million children into hunger, most of them contained to sub-Saharan Africa.
- Hunger is the single biggest solvable problem facing the world today. 2.6 billion people live on less than $2.00 a day, meanwhile the average American lives on $130 a day.
- The number of people living with chronic hunger has declined by 130 million people over the past 20 years.
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Sources: 30 Hour Famine, WFP