Facts About Hunger

1. Nearly 870 million people are suffering from hunger.


2. 98 percent of people suffering from hunger live in developing countries.


3. Hunger kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis combined.


4. Hunger causes the deaths of about 5 million children each year.


5. About 17 million children are born underweight annually, the result of inadequate nutrition before and during pregnacy. 



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