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HungerMap LIVE: Global Insights And Key Trends

HungerMap LIVE: Global Insights And Key Trends

The World Food Programme has released “HungerMap LIVE: Global insights and key trends”.

  • HungerMap LIVE is a real-time monitoring system tracking key indicators of acute hunger, including household food consumption, livelihoods, child nutritional status, mortality, and access to clean water.

Key findings of the Report:

  • Global Food Insecurity and Hunger 828 million chronically hungry globally.
  • 193 million experiencing acute hunger in 53 countries.
  • Countries with a High Prevalence of Insufficient Food 12 countries account for 33% of the total number of people with insufficient food consumption
  • Includes Somalia, Afghanistan, Syrian Arab Republic, Niger, Mali, Haiti, and more.
  • Prevalence of Crisis or Above Crisis Level Coping Includes Haiti, the Syrian Arab Republic, Afghanistan, Yemen, and more.
  • Prevalence of Challenges Accessing Markets Includes the Central African Republic, the Syrian Arab Republic, Namibia, and others.

India’s performance in hunger-related SDGs:

  • In the 2021 Sustainable Development Report, India’s ranking slipped from 117 to 120 among 193 countries, placing it in the serious category of hunger.
  • India also faces challenges related to zero hunger, health, well-being, safe drinking water, and gender equality among others.
  • The Global Hunger Index (GHI) for 2022 ranked India 107 out of 121 countries, lagging behind Nigeria (103) and Pakistan (99).
    Food Security and Malnutrition According to the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World Report 2022, India is home to over 224 million undernourished people.
  • Despite initiatives like the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) program, the mid-day meal scheme since 1995, and the POSHAN Abhiyaan, India struggles with high rates of malnutrition.
  • The global issue of hunger and food insecurity has shown an alarming increase since 2015, a trend exacerbated by a combination of factors including the pandemic, conflict, climate change, and deepening inequalities, which calls for attention.