The cost of hunger

8 million people die from lack of food and nutrition every year – about 24,000 deaths each day. Source: FAO Hunger Report 2008

Every year, 5.8 million children die from hunger related-causes. Every day, that’s 16,000 young lives lost.Source: FAO Hunger Report 2008

For the first time in history, over 1.02 billion people do not have enough to eat. That’s one sixth of humanity - more than the population of the United States, Canada and the European Union combined.Source: FAO Hunger Report 2008

907 million of the 1.02 billion are from developing countries.Source: FAO Hunger Report 2008


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