The number of hungry people is UP this year and expected to pass 1 BILLION for the first time in human history.
- 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)
- 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)