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Number Of Hungry People Worldwide Drops More Than 200M Since Early 1990s, U.N. Report Shows

News outlets highlight findings from the U.N.’s annual report on hunger, titled “The State of Food Insecurity in the World.”

Associated Press: U.N.: Fewer hungry people in the world despite wars, poverty
“The number of hungry people around the world has dropped to 795 million from over a billion a quarter-century ago despite natural disasters, ongoing conflicts, and poverty, the three U.N. food agencies said Wednesday…” (5/27).

Deutsche Welle: Fewer hungry people worldwide, says U.N. report
“The report, issued by the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Food Programme, and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), said that there are now 795 million people worldwide suffering from hunger, 216 million fewer than at the beginning of the 1990s…” (5/27).

Financial Times: World’s hungry falls by fifth in 25 years
“…According to Wednesday’s hunger report, in developing regions, the prevalence of undernourishment — which measures the proportion of people unable to consume enough food for an active and healthy life — has almost halved to 12.9 percent of the population, down from 23.3 percent in 1990-92…” (Terazono, 5/27).

New York Times: U.N. Reports About 200 Million Fewer Hungry People Than in 1990
“…[The report] said that 72 of the 129 nations monitored by the Food and Agriculture Organization had achieved the target under the so-called Millennium Development Goals of halving the percentages of hungry people in their populations and that developing regions had missed the target by only a small margin…” (Gladstone, 5/27).

Reuters: Number of hungry people worldwide drops below 800 million: U.N.
“…South Asia faces the highest burden of hunger, where as many as 281 million people lack sufficient food, U.N. agencies said. Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest prevalence of hunger, with more than 23 percent of the population not getting enough to eat, the report said…” (Arsenault, 5/27).

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