Natural disasters such as floods, tropical storms and long periods of drought are on the increase -- with calamitous consequences for the hungry poor in developing countries. Drought is already one of the most common causes of food shortages in the world.Nov 5, 2013
11.3% of the world's population is hungry. ... Poverty is the principal cause of hunger. The causes of poverty include poor people's lack of resources, an extremely unequal income distribution in the world and within specific countries, conflict, and hunger itself.
Hunger, poverty and food prices are inextricably linked. ... Millions live with hunger and malnourishment because they simply cannot afford to buy enough food, cannot afford nutritious foods or cannot afford the farming supplies they need to grow enough good food of their own.
"The UN estimates ending world hunger each year would cost $30 billion. So ending world hunger since 2003 would have cost $330 billion." There are a few problems with the numbers, however.Jun 24, 2014
The numbers on actual deaths seem to suggest hunger is still more deadly, though. The United Nations estimated last year 25,000 people still die of hunger daily. That means more than 9.1 million people die of hunger every year.Mar 12, 2013
– 98% of the world's undernourished people live in developing countries. Aiming at the very heart of hunger, The Hunger Project is currently committed to work in Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, India, Ghana, Malawi, Mexico, Mozambique, Peru, Senegal and Uganda.