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World Hunger Day

May 28 is World Hunger Day

-There is progress in the long-term reduction of hunger in the world

-Level of hunger in the world has decreased by 27% since 1992

-Global Hunger Index ranks India as 100 out of 119 countries

-14.9% of India’s population is undernourished

-21% of children under the age of 5 are underweight in India

-1 in 4 children in India is malnourished

World Hunger Day

Global Hunger Index (GHI)

Indicators:

-Undernourishment (Insufficient calorie intake)

-Child Wasting (low weight for the height)

-Child Stunting (low height for the age)

-Child Mortality (death due to inadequate nutrition)

GHI severity scale

Low

≤ 9.9

Moderate

10.0–19.9

Serious

20.0–34.9

Alarming

35.0–49.9

Extremely Alarming

50.0 ≤

Calculated using 4 indicators with standardized score on a 100-point scale based on the highest level of indicator globally

India’s severity level

Total:

1992

2000

2008

2017

46.2

38.2

35.6

31.4

Percentage of undernourished population in India

1992

2000

2008

2017

21.7%

17.2%

16.3%

14.5%

Percentage of Child Wasting in India

1992

2000

2008

2017

20.0%

17.1%

20.0%

21.0%

Percentage of Child Stunting in India

1992

2000

2008

2017

61.9%

54.2%

47.9%

38.4%

Percentage of under-five mortality rate in India

1992

2000

2008

2017

11.9%

9.1%

6.6%

4.8%

(Sources: Global Hunger Index, India Food Banking Network)

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