The people who died of hunger and malnutrition worldwide are about 8 million and in this figure 5 million are children. About 21,000 people die of hunger every day.
How much are hungry?
|Hunger Due to||People Suffered|
|Deficiency of Calories and Protein||About 1.2 billion|
|Deficiency of Micronutrients (Vitamins & Minerals)||About 2 to 3.5 billion|
|Excess of Fats & Salts causes obesity||About 1.2 billion|
There’s a plenty of food for everyone in this world but the distribution is not in good hands.
A lot of food is wasted all around:
In UK, about 30-40% food is wasted.
- 15% British people threw food in dustbins.
- Approximately, $38 billion is thrown away every year.
In Sweden, about a quarter of food is not eaten by small children which they threw away.
In Africa, due to lack of technology, a quarter or more crops is wasted before they can be eaten.
In Pakistan, about 40% of food is wasted in parties.
In India, $750 billion worth of food is wasted every year which is on-third of food.
Top 10 countries that waste food:
|Name of Country||Food Wastage per person per Year|
The reasons to food wastage is different all around but it creates problems not only financial but environmental.
Related causes of Hunger:
- Lack of democratic rights
- Insufficient agricultural training
- Diversion of land use to non-productive use
- Poor crop yield
- More emphasis on exports