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50 Nations Experiencing ‘Serious,’ ‘Alarming’ Hunger Levels; Overall Levels Down Since 2000, Report Shows

Newsweek: These Countries Have the World’s Highest Levels of Hunger
“…Published on Tuesday, the Global Hunger Index, a report from Welthungerhilfe, the International Food Policy Research Institute, and Concern Worldwide, looks at levels of hunger in developing countries. Fifty countries have ‘serious’ or ‘alarming’ levels of hunger, and most of the seven countries with ‘alarming’ scores are in sub-Saharan Africa…” (Westcott, 10/11).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Central African Republic, Chad, Zambia top global hunger index
“Hunger levels in developing countries have fallen 29 percent since 2000, but efforts to curb hunger must be accelerated in order to meet an international target to eradicate it by 2030, according to an annual index published on Tuesday. … The hunger index ranks countries based on undernourishment, child mortality, child wasting (low weight for height) and child stunting (low height for age). The 2016 report ranked 118 developing countries…” (Whiting, 10/11).

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