Number Of Hungry People Down Worldwide But Work Remains To Reach MDG, U.N. Report Says

News outlets continue coverage of a U.N. report released Tuesday showing the number of hungry people worldwide has dropped but many still face a threat of malnourishment.

The Guardian: More than 200 million people no longer extremely malnourished
“The number of chronically undernourished people in the world’s poorest countries has fallen by nearly 10 percent over the past two decades, but one in four sub-Saharan Africans still face food shortages. Agricultural investments and successful government policies mean more than 200 million people are no longer extremely malnourished. That, according to a report released on Tuesday by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), has put ‘within reach’ the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) to halve the proportion of hungry people…” (Anderson, 9/16).

Reuters: Hunger is falling, but climate and conflict threaten progress: report
“Land redistribution in Brazil, community gardens in Indonesia, and rising incomes across much of the developing world have helped end hunger for 100 million people in the last decade, new research shows. Globally, an estimated 209 million fewer people face chronic undernourishment today compared to 1990, according to the State of Food Security in the World 2014, a United Nations report released on Tuesday in Rome…” (Arsenault, 9/16).

U.N. News Centre: World hunger falls, but number of undernourished remains ‘unacceptably high’ — joint U.N. report
“More than 800 million people — or one in every nine on the planet — suffer from hunger, but a new joint U.N. agency report released [Tuesday] stated that the Millennium Development Goal of halving the proportion of undernourished people by 2015 is still within reach…” (9/16).

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