UN Reports Dramatic Worsening of Global Hunger
From 720 million to 811 million were undernourished people worldwide including more than half of poor in Asia, the authors of the report revealed.
The United Nations on Monday reported a “dramatic worsening” of world hunger, with 720 million to 811 million undernourished people worldwide, largely linked to the Wuhan virus pandemic. An estimated 9.9% of the global population was undernourished last year, up from 8.4% in 2019, according to the joint report from a number of U.N.agencies.
About 418 million, or more than half, of all undernourished people live in Asia; about 282 million people, or a third, live in Africa; and 60 million live in Latin America and the Caribbean. Africa saw the greatest rise in hunger, where an estimated 21% of the population was undernourished — more than double of any other region.
The report also found that nearly 2.4 billion people, or 30% of the world’s population, did not have access to enough food year round, up about 320 million people during the year.