795 million people still suffer from hunger

Photo: FAO/ Ishara Kodikara

The number of people around the world who are hungry and suffer from undernourishment has dropped to 795 million according to figures released by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, (FAO).

That's a decrease of over 210 million since 1990, during which time the global population has increased by 1.9 billion.

The figures are crucial for assessing the success in meeting two international hunger targets: the Millennium Development Goal and the World Food Summit hunger target.

The “State of Food Insecurity in the World” report is published by FAO.

Sandra Ferrari asked Chief Statistician, Pietro Gennari, for more details

Duration: 3'37"

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