These statistics come from the United Nation's World Food Programme webiste. See right hand side for link.
The world produces enough food for everyone. But over 800 million people remain chronically hungry.
Hunger and malnutrition claim 10 million lives every year, 25,000 lives every day or one life every five seconds.
842 million people in the world do not have enough to eat. That's more than the populations of USA, Canada, Europe and Japan.
314.9 million of the world's hungry people live in South Asia. That's more than the populations of Australia and USA .
Hunger and malnutrition kill more people than AIDS, Malaria and TB put together.
Poor families spend over 70 per cent of their income on food. An average American family spends over 10 per cent.
For 10.4p you can feed a hungry child in school for a day.
10.9 million children under five die in developing countries each year. Malnutrition causes 60 per cent of the deaths.
Lack of Vitamin A kills a million infants a year.
Iron deficiency is the most common form of malnutrition, affecting 180 million children under the age of four.
Drought is the main cause of food shortages in poor countries. Irrigation can boost crop yields by up to 400 per cent.
Everyone needs 2,350 calories each day. 54 nations do not produce enough to feed their people.
Every day the WFP has 20 planes in the sky, 5,000 trucks on roads and 40 ships at sea delivering food aid.
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