According to WFP, the below list is a compiled facts and figures on world hunger.
1-Some 795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life. That’s about one in nine people on earth.
2-The vast majority of the world’s hungry people live in developing countries, where 12.9 percent of the population is undernourished.
3-Asia is the continent with the most hungry people – two thirds of the total. The percentage in southern Asia has fallen in recent years but in western Asia it has increased slightly.
4-Sub-Saharan Africa is the region with the highest prevalence (percentage of population) of hunger. One person in four there is undernourished.
5-Poor nutrition causes nearly half (45%) of deaths in children under five – 3.1 million children each year.
6-One out of six children — roughly 100 million — in developing countries is underweight.
7-One in four of the world’s children are stunted. In developing countries the proportion can rise to one in three.
8-If women farmers had the same access to resources as men, the number of hungry in the world could be reduced by up to 150 million.
9-66 million primary school-age children attend classes hungry across the developing world, with 23 million in Africa alone.
10-WFP calculates that US$3.2 billion is needed per year to reach all 66 million hungry school-age children.