Child Hunger Statistics: Market Report & Data

In this post, we will highlight staggering statistics on child hunger from around the world. With over 820 million people worldwide suffering from hunger and millions of children facing malnutrition and food insecurity, these numbers shed light on the urgent need for global action to address this critical issue.

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"Worldwide, more than 820 million people suffer from hunger."

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"144 million children under the age of 5 were stunted in 2019."

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"One out of three children under five is undernourished or overweight."

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"In 2019, 6.7% of children in low- and middle-income countries were severely wasted."

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"In 2017, 151 million children under age 5 were stunted (chronically malnourished)."

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"11 million children in the U.S. are food insecure."

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"Each year, poor nutrition kills 3.1 million children under five."

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"Worldwide, 258 million children and youth were out of school in 2018."

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"At least 80% of the world’s adolescent population is insufficiently physically active."

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"Every 10 seconds, a child dies from hunger."

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"17% of American households with children are food-insecure."

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"Nearly half of all deaths in children under 5 are attributable to undernutrition."

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"41 million children under 5 were overweight or obese in 2016."

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"In Africa, 1 in 3 children are stunted."

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"Chronic malnutrition causes nearly half of all the deaths in children under 5."

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"In 2020, 155 million children under 5 were stunted."

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"There are more than 38 million hungry people in the United States."

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"In India, approximately 38% of children below the age of 5 are stunted."

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"Child malnutrition costs the global economy $3.5 trillion per year."

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The statistics presented clearly highlight the pervasive and devastating impact of child hunger and malnutrition on a global scale. From the staggering number of children suffering from stunting and undernourishment to the alarming rates of child deaths attributed to poor nutrition, it is evident that urgent action is needed to address this humanitarian crisis. The statistics serve as a poignant reminder of the inequalities and systemic issues that contribute to food insecurity, and emphasize the critical need for targeted interventions and policy changes to ensure that every child has access to an adequate and nutritious diet.

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