Hunger Facts

795 million people around the world do not have enough food to be healthy. That’s 1 in 9 people, or more than two times the population of the United States.1

Kids and School

In developing countries, 1 in 6 children are underweight, and 1 in 3 child deaths are linked to hunger and malnutrition. 66 million kids go to school hungry every day.1


Enormous amounts of food are wasted. About one-third of global food production (30 to 40%) is lost or wasted every year. 3 Instead of wasting water and energy and creating greenhouse gases, it could feed the undernourished.


60% of the world’s hungry are women or girls.4 Access to education and resources for women and girls could significantly reduce hunger.

Although there is enough food to feed every person on the planet, starvation still happens. 98% of chronically undernourished people live in developing countries.2

1United Nations World Food Program,
2Uniter Nations World Food Program,
3United Nations Regional Information Center for Western Europe,
4UN Women,