Hunger again on the rise: More than 820m people have not enough to eat

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The two most recent editions of this report already offered evidence that the decades-long decline in the prevalence of undernourishment in the world had ended and that hunger was slowly on the rise.

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World2019

Additional evidence available this year confirms that the global level of the PoU has remained virtually unchanged at a level slightly below 11 percent, while the total number of undernourished (NoU) has been slowly increasing for several years in a row. This means that today, a little over 820 million people suffer from hunger, corresponding to about one in every nine people in the world.