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Global Hunger Index 2009

The Challenge of Hunger: Focus on Financial Crisis and Gender Inequality

The Global Hunger Index (GHI) shows that worldwide progress in reducing hunger remains slow. The GHI has fallen by only one quarter from 1990. (2009)



The Global Hunger Index is being issued for the fourth time in conjunction with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington. Its most important conclusions about the hunger situation are as follows: the hunger situation is serious or even critical in 29 countries. Whilst saying this, since 1990 considerable progress has however been able to be achieved in the fight against hunger in southern Asia, with at least limited progress in Africa. The countries with the worst figures are mainly in Africa: the Democratic Republic of Congo leads the bottom end of the table of rankings, followed by Burundi, Eritrea, Sierra Leone, Chad and Ethiopia.

Global Hunger Index 2009
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