6 World Hunger Facts You Should Know

1 Some 795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life. That’s about one in nine people on earth.

2 Sub-Saharan Africa is the region with the highest prevalence (percentage of population) of hunger. One person in four there is undernourished.

 3 Poor nutrition causes nearly half (45%) of deaths in children under five – 3.1 million children each year.

 4 One out of six children – roughly 100 million – in developing countries is underweight.

5 66 million primary school-age children attend classes hungry across the developing world, with 23 million in Africa alone.

6 One in four of the world’s children are stunted in their growth. In developing countries the proportion can rise to one in three.