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[Hunger Graphs]

via Remisso

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)

[Hunger Stats]

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