How many people are hungry in the world?

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 Roshni is an Indian child who lives in Madhya Pradesh state.  When this picture was taken, Roshni weighed 6.3 lbs.– her weight should have been more like 10 lbs. About 60 percent of children in Madhya Pradesh state are malnourished. Photo: BBC

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that about 815 million people of the 7.6 billion people in the world, or one in ten, were suffering from chronic undernourishment in 2016. (Almost all the hungry people,  live in developing countries.) Updated December 28, 2016.

Hunger quiz: How many hungry people are there in the world? What percentage of the world’s population is hungry?

  • 1. How many people are there in the world?
  • 2. What is the number of hungry people in the world?
  • 3. What percentage of the world's population is hungry?
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