Global Hunger Index 2017
The inequalities of Zero Hunger
The 2017 Global Hunger Index (GHI) shows long-term progress in reducing hunger in the world. According to 2017 GHI scores, the level of hunger in the world has decreased by 27 percent from the 2000 level.
The advances have been uneven, however, with millions of people still experiencing chronic hunger and many places suffering acute food crises and even famine.Most often, it is the people or groups with the least social, economic, or political power—those who are discriminated against or disadvantaged, including women, ethnic minorities, indigenous peoples, rural dwellers, and the poor—who suffer from hunger and malnutrition.
Of the 119 countries assessed in this year’s report, one falls in the extremely alarming range on the GHI Severity Scale; 7 fall in the alarming range; 44 in the serious range; and 24 in the moderate range.The regions of the world struggling most with hunger are South Asia and Africa south of the Sahara.
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