According to Statista, the UN Food and Agriculture classified around 821 million people worldwide as malnourished. Which means one out every nine people on earth. The Progress in fighting world hunger has been wiped out by extreme weather events.
Across all regions of Africa Undernourishment and severe food insecurity appear to be increasing. As well as in many parts of South America. Hunger levels have remained stable in Asia. The number of people afflicted by hunger increased with catastrophic weather events such as drought and flooding which are the primary reasons. 2017 was the third year in succession.
The number of malnourished people worldwide from 2005 to 2017 is illustrated in the infographic with the following number of people :
2005 - 945.0 million
2014 - 783.7 million
2017 - 820.8 million
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