Welthungerhilfe Media Centre
Expanded search

Your Wishlist

Global Hunger Index 2011

Taming price spikes and excessive food price volatility

This year's Global Hunger Index (GHI) shows that global hunger has declined since 1990, but not dramatically, it remains at a level characterized as "serious". (2011)

Twenty-six countries still have levels of hunger that are extremely alarming or alarming. The countries with extremely alarming 2011 GHI scores – Burundi, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Eritrea – are in Sub-Saharan Africa. Most of the countries with alarming GHI scores are in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Among the six countries in which the hunger situation worsened, the Democratic Republic of Congo stands out. Its GHI score rose by about 63 percent owing to conflict and political instability. 

Global Hunger Index 2011
PDF download



Year of publication



Welthungerhilfe Information Background material


Development politics

Continents and countries

Africa Asia Latin America & Caribbean