Sunday, 30 September 2012


Hunger: Undernourished people (as % of total population).

By mid-2012, about one billion people were suffering from chronic hunger.
Malnutrition often leads tot disease, devastating the live of both children and adults. 

More than 800 million people know what it is like to go to bed hungry, most of them are women and 300 million are children. Of these 300 million children, only eight percent are victims of famine or other emergency situations. More than 90 percent are suffering long-term malnourishment and micronutrient deficiency.

Every 3.6 seconds another person dies of starvation and the large majority are children under the age of 5.