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malnutrition in the world



Hungry people of the world

There is hunger in almost every corner of the world, but in this lesson, we shall look at national level hunger as well as communities with persistent hunger.

world malnutrition and childrenWhere are they located
About 89% of undernourished people (including children) live in developing countries. The bulk (about 75%) of the world’s hungry are in the rural areas and villages in Africa and Asia. These dwellers are predominantly farmers and local craftsmen who depend on their farm produce for survival.

These folks have no other source of income and that makes them extremely vulnerable in an event of floods, fires, extreme weather and diseases. Some folks also depend on fishing and forest resources as their main livelihoods.

areas of hunger in the world


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Hungry women and children

In the above-mentioned places, women and children suffer the most. Malnourished mothers and expecting mothers often give birth to underweight babies.

Children also remain stunted and grow up to pass on the condition to their children if their food conditions are not improved. Poor nutrition plays a role in at least half of the 10.9 million child deaths each year.

Did you know...
world malnutrition and childrenMore than 30% of children in developing countries (about 600 million) live on less than US $1 a day.

world malnutrition and childrenEvery 3.6 seconds one person dies of starvation. Usually, it is a child under the age of 5.


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