The 10 Biggest Examples of Countries Suffering from World Hunger

The 10 Biggest Examples of Countries Suffering from World Hunger

The 10 Biggest Examples of Countries Suffering from World Hunger
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Hunger is a global problem, and countries worldwide are suffering from it. According to the World Hunger Education Service, “One in nine people on earth go to bed hungry every night.” This is a shocking statistic, and it’s time to do something about it. This blog post will discuss the ten most significant examples of countries suffering from world hunger. We hope that by raising awareness, we can help make a difference.

Food insecurity soaring

Food shortages have reached the highest level in 20 countries and regions, a report from UNICEF said, and the resulting crisis is threatening the lives of millions in the country. According to the Hunger Hotspots Report by the Food and Agriculture Organisations (FAO), Ethiopia, Nigeria, and South Sudan are the most threatening countries.

The world falls behind in ending hunger by 2030

In 2015 world leaders gathered at the UN Sustainable Development Goals conference to discuss 17 world goals. The Sustainable Development Goal includes the goal to stop the eradication of hunger in 2030 and ensure every person living in a poor and vulnerable situation has adequate nutritious food throughout their lifetime. Despite this effort and progress, the problem has not gone well yet.

Countries Suffering from World Hunger

Before we begin our list, here are the four main reasons world hunger matters:

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Ethiopia

The first country on our list is Ethiopia. With a population of over 109 million people, Ethiopia is the second-most populous country in Africa. It is also one of the hungriest countries in the world, with 34.0% of its population suffering from hunger. Most Ethiopians live in rural areas and rely on agriculture for their livelihood. However, due to droughts and other natural disasters, agricultural production has been dramatically reduced in recent years. This has led to widespread hunger and malnutrition, especially among children.

Democratic Republic of Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the second country on our list. The DRC is located in Central Africa and has over 78 million people. As Ethiopia, the DRC is also one of the hungriest countries in the world, with 32.0% of its population suffering from hunger. The DRC has been plagued by conflict for many years, which has devastated the country’s food security. In addition, poor infrastructure and a lack of market access make it difficult for farmers to sell their crops. As a result, many people cannot meet their basic needs and suffer from hunger and malnutrition.

Haiti

The third country on our list is Haiti. Haiti is a small island nation located in the Caribbean Sea. It has over 11 million people and is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. An incredible 70.0% of Haitians live below the poverty line, and 54.0% of the population is undernourished. Haiti’s poverty is exacerbated by its vulnerability to natural disasters like hurricanes and earthquakes. In 2010, a massive earthquake struck Haiti, causing widespread damage and destruction. This led to a sharp increase in food prices, which left many people unable to afford necessities. As a result, hunger and malnutrition are widespread in Haiti.

Afghanistan

The fourth country on our list is Afghanistan. Afghanistan is located in Central Asia and has a population of over 32 million people. It is one of the poorest countries in the world, with an estimated 37.0% of the population living below the poverty line. Most Afghans live in rural areas and rely on agriculture for their livelihoods. However, due to years of conflict and instability, agricultural production has been dramatically reduced. This has led to widespread hunger and malnutrition, especially among children.

Yemen

The fifth country on our list is Yemen. Yemen is located in the Middle East and has a population of over 28 million people. It is one of the poorest countries in the Arab world, with an estimated 54.0% of the population living below the poverty line. Yemen is also one of the hungriest countries in the world, with 30.0% of its population suffering from hunger.

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Syria

The sixth country on our list is Syria. Syria is located in the Middle East and has a population of over 18 million people. It is one of the poorest countries in the Arab world, with an estimated 50.0% of the population living below the poverty line. Syria is also one of the hungriest countries in the world, with 28.0% of its population suffering from hunger.

Nigeria

The seventh country on our list is Nigeria. Nigeria is located in West Africa and has over 186 million people. It is one of the poorest countries in the world, with an estimated 60.0% of the population living below the poverty line. Nigeria is also one of the hungriest countries in the world, with 21.0% of its population suffering from hunger.

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Pakistan

The eighth country on our list is Pakistan. Pakistan is located in South Asia and has a population of over 193 million people. It is one of the poorest countries in the world, with an estimated 60.0% of the population living below the poverty line. Pakistan is also one of the hungriest countries in the world, with 20.0% of its population suffering from hunger. Most Pakistanis live in rural areas and rely on agriculture for their livelihood. However, due to droughts and other natural disasters, agricultural production has been dramatically reduced in recent years. This has led to widespread hunger and malnutrition, especially among children.

India

The tenth and final country on our list is India. India is located in South Asia and has a population of over a billion people. It is one of the poorest countries in the world, with an estimated 80.0% of the population living below the poverty line. India is also one of the hungriest countries in the world, with 15.0% of its population suffering from hunger.

More countries suffering from world hunger

South Sudan

South Sudan is experiencing the worst drought due primarily to years of civil war and unpredictable weather. Three consecutive year droughts in areas of low water have put communities at their limit, combined with increased violence. Several million people are likely to die if they cannot get enough food.

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Which country has the most starvation?

Somalis have the highest hunger rates as of the 2023 GHI ranking. It is considered incredibly alarming with 50.9. With 58.9 percent, unemployment in Somalia is the highest among nations with available statistics.

What countries are facing food shortages?

In 2018, almost 70 percent of food security (IPC/CH Phase 3 or above) or equivalent had been found in ten food crisis countries: Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Yemen, and northern Nigeria.

The cause of hunger in the world

The leading cause behind hunger is human activity. Several conflicting groups have been involved in destroying communities and infrastructures to disrupt food supplies. The conflict and wars are driving hunger like never before.

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Conclusion

These are the ten most significant examples of countries suffering from world hunger. Hunger is a problem that affects countries worldwide, regardless of their location or economic status. If we want to solve the problem of world hunger, we need to work together to find a solution. Thank you for reading! I hope this article was informative and eye-opening.


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