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795M People Face Hunger Worldwide; Conflict Major Contributing Factor, Report Says

News outlets highlight findings from the Global Hunger Index 2015.

Deutsche Welle: Nearly 800 million people suffering from hunger worldwide: report
“A new report on global hunger says that despite advances, some 795 million people are going hungry or suffering from malnutrition. It says more than one in four children is chronically malnourished. The Global Hunger Index released on Monday in Berlin by German charity Welthungerhilfe, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and the aid organization Concern Worldwide said that armed conflicts were now the main reason for food shortages…” (10/12).

The Guardian: Conflict drives ‘unacceptable’ figure of 795 million people facing hunger
“…There are 27 percent fewer hungry people in the world today than at the turn of the century, according to the 2015 index, which was released on Monday by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Welthungerhilfe, and Concern Worldwide. But despite this progress, ‘the level of hunger in the world remains unacceptably high, with 795 million people still going hungry, more than one in four children affected by stunting, and nine percent of children affected by wasting,’ the index said…” (Anderson, 10/12).

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