Hunger in the World

World Hunger

You’ve read the statistics often enough: Every 3.6 seconds someone dies of starvation - usually it is a child under the age of 5; one-third of the world population is under-fed and one-third is starving; 37% of food bank users are children; malnutrition affects 32.5% of children in developing countries; every year 5 million children die of hunger.

World HungerAccording to recent World Bank figures, there is enough food to feed everyone - 2,720 kilocalories per day per person - 17 percent more calories per person today than world agriculture produced 30 years ago, despite a 70 percent population increase. And yet, the World Health Organization estimates that only 1/3 of the world is well fed.

The British government recently hosted a high level summit on global nutrition attended by heads of government, philanthropic foundations, and economic institutions.
The summit determined that lack of proper nutrition not only reduces the life expectancy of the next generation; it is also responsible for the loss of billions of dollars in productivity and economic growth. It concluded that investing in nutrition now will not only save the lives of children but will also put developing countries, like Mexico, on a path toward strong economic growth.

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