Hunger Facts

1. 1 in 8 people worldwide do not get enough food.

2. The number of hungry people in the world exceeds the population of the U.S., Canada, and the European Union combined.

3. 34 million children suffer from severe acute malnutrition, a deadly condition if not treated.

4. Around 1 million children each year die from hunger-related causes -- this means malnutrition causes 15% of child deaths.

5. A leading cause for malnutrition in children under 5 years old is diarrheal disease caused by unsafe water and sanitation.

6. 1 in 4 children in developing countries is underweight.

7. Hunger kills more people each year than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.

8. More than 60% of the world’s hungry are women and girls

9. The first 1,000 days of a child’s life, from pregnancy through age two, is a critical window for good nutrition.

10. Ready-to-use therapeutic food used to treat malnutrition has a 90+% success rate.

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