“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 795 million chronically hungry people in the world
- A lack of healthy food and proper nutrition affects every stage of life, trapping people in a cycle of malnutrition
- Hunger kills more people each year than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined
- 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
- 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.