“Hunger Persists – Progress is being made – you can make a difference”


1 in 9 people worldwide are malnourished.


Almost 1 out of 2 child deaths globally are linked to malnutrition.

  • There are approximately 815 million chronically hunger people in the world. [FAO]  
  • A lack of healthy food and proper nutrition affects every stage of life, trapping people in a cycle of malnutrition.
  • 60 percent of the world’s hungry are women.
  • Patriarchal societies often limit the resources women have — job opportunities, financial services, education — making them more vulnerable to poverty and hunger.
  • Contrary to popular belief, world hunger has improved. Since 1990, the proportion of hungry people has been nearly cut in half. However, after a decade of improvements, global food security is rising again, largely due to conflict and climate change.
  • If women farmers had the same access to resources as men, the number of hungry in could be reduced by up to 150 million
  • Ending hunger requires an integrated, holistic approach that empowers people to be the agents of their own development
  • The global community, though the Sustainable Development Goals, is committed to ending hunger by 2030.

YOU can make a difference. Discuss hunger with your friends, host a fundraising dinner, volunteer, become an activist and get involved.