World hunger again on the rise

According to a new UN report world hunger is once again on the rise, driven by conflict and climate change. 815 million people are now hungry and millions of children are at risk from malnutrition.

After steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger is on the rise again, affecting 11 per cent of the global population. At the same time, multiple forms of malnutrition are threatening the health of millions worldwide. The increase – 38 million more people than the previous year – is largely due to the proliferation of violent conflicts and climate-related shocks, according to The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017.

To read more on the WHO website: http://who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2017/world-hunger-report/en/