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Global Hunger Index

CONCERN worldwide GLOBAL HUNGER INDEX REPORT 2013 The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is a tool designed to measure and track hunger globally, and by region and country.* How the GHI score is calculated A country's GHI score is calculated by averaging the percentage of: • the population that is undernourished • children younger than five who are underweight • children dying before the age of five This calculation produces a score on a 100-point scale – on which zero is the best score and 100 is the worst. The world's ten hungriest countries Key 1 Burundi 38.8 Extremely alarming I Alarming 2 Eritrea 35.0 3 Comoros 33.6 29.6 4 Timor-Leste 5 Sudan (former) 27.0 6 Chad 7 Yemen, Rep. 8 Ethiopia 9 Madagascar 10 Zambia 26.9 26.5 25.7 25.2 24.1 GHI Winners and Losers 1990–2013 Despite 870 million people still going hungry each day, progress in tackling world hunger is being made. Winners (Percentage decrease in GHI) Losers (Percentage increase in GHI) China -58 Comoros +4O Nicaragua -61 Swaziland +38 Peru -66 Burundi +15 Ghana -68 Paraguay +9 Venezuela -69 Guatemala +3 Mexico -70 Cuba -73 Thailand -73 Vietnam -75 Kuwait -88 -100 -80 -60 -40 -20 20 40 * The GHI is calculated using data from 120 countries for which data on the three components is available. CONCERN worldwide

Global Hunger Index

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World Hunger is still a serious issue with 19 countries, predominantly in Africa, suffering from alarming levels of hunger. The Global Hunger Index from tracks these levels by country and ...



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