Hunger Stats - Source: http:/www.wfp.org/hunger/stats...

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Source: http://www.wfp.org/hunger/stats Hunger Stats Every year, authors, journalists, teachers, researchers, schoolchildren and students ask us for statistics about hunger and malnutrition. To help answer these questions, we've compiled a database of useful facts and figures on world hunger. GLOBAL HUNGER 1.02 billion people do not have enough to eat - more than the populations of USA, Canada and the European Union; (Source: FAO news release, 19 June 2009) The number of undernourished people in the world increased by 75 million in 2007 and 40 million in 2008, largely due to higher food prices; (Source: FAO news release, 9 Dec 2008) 907 million people in developing countries alone are hungry; (Source: The State of Food Insecurity in the World , FAO, 2008) Asia and the Pacific region is home to over half the world’s population and nearly two thirds of the world’s hungry people; (Source: The State of Food Insecurity in the World , FAO, 2008) More than 60 percent of chronically hungry people are women; (Source: The State of Food Insecurity in the World , FAO, 2006) 65 percent of the world's hungry live in only seven countries: India, China, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan and Ethiopia. (Source: The State of Food Insecurity in the World , FAO, 2008) CHILD HUNGER Every six seconds a child dies because of hunger and related causes; (Source: State of Food Insecurity in the World , FAO, 2004) More than 70 percent of the world's 146 million underweight children under age five
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2011 for the course PERS 2002 taught by Professor Roman during the Spring '07 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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