“Hunger Persists – Progress is being made – you can make a difference”
Please note that these statistics are pre-COVID 19
1 in 4 people worldwide deal with some form of food insecurity.
Almost 1 out of 2 child deaths globally are linked to malnutrition.
- There are approximately 820 million chronically hungry 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.
- The progress made in recent developments is too slow to achieve the 2025 and 2030 Global Nutrition Targets.
- 60 percent of the world’s hungry are women. [Bread for the World]
- In every continent in the world, there are more hungry women than men, and even if they have the same education level and income along with similar geographical characteristics, they are still 10% more likely to be food insecure. [WFP]
- Patriarchal societies often limit the resources women have — job opportunities, financial services, education — making them more vulnerable to poverty and hunger.
- As a result, women do three more times as much unpaid care and domestic work as men globally.
- 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 insecurity 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 people 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 set by the UN, 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.