Know your world: facts about hunger and poverty
World Hunger Facts – Today there are 821 million people who are chronically undernourished. This is more than the 795 million in 2014, although still down from about 900 million in 2000. For more information on the rising rate of global undernutrition, see our response to the 2018 State of Food Security and Nutrition Report.

1 in 7 People are Hungry - 1/3 of food is wasted
Hunger Statistics - 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 list of useful facts and figures on world hunger.
Some 795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life. That's about one in nine people on earth.

What Causes Hunger?
The world produces enough to feed the entire global population of 7 billion people. And yet, one person in eight on the planet goes to bed hungry each night. So why does hunger exist?

Iraq War dollars could have ended world hunger for 30 years
As sectarian fighting in Iraq spreads, there’s a Facebook meme that captures the public’s frustration with the relative costs and benefits of America’s military intervention in that country. The image makes a simple claim.

Why Is World Hunger Still a Problem?
Have You Ever Wondered...
Why is world hunger still a problem?
How much food is wasted around the world each year?
Why do we throw away so much food?

The impact of hunger on health
Hunger and health are deeply connected. People who are food insecure are disproportionally affected by diet-sensitive chronic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure, and according to research, food insecurity is also linked to many adverse effects to overall health.

Hunger and child development
For children, food insecurity is particularly devastating. Not having enough healthy food can have serious implications for a child’s physical and mental health, academic achievement and future economic prosperity. Research shows an association between food insecurity and delayed development in young children; risk of chronic illnesses like asthma and anemia; and behavioral problems like hyperactivity, anxiety and aggression in school-age children.