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The combined populations of USA, Canada, and the European Union is smaller compared to the number of people in the world who do not have to eat: 925 million. Two-thirds of the estimated number of  people enduring hunger are found in just seven countries: Bangladesh, China, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, and Pakistan.

Asia and the Pacific (578 million) has the most number of hungry people, followed by Africa and Sub0Sahara (239 million), Latin America and Caribbean (53 million), East and North Africa (37 million), and the developed countries (19 million).

Rank

Country

HUNGER INDEX 2012

1

Dominican Republic

10.0

2

Swaziland

10.9

3

Mauritania

11.1

4

Vietnam

11.2

5

Republic of the Congo

11.4

6

Mongolia

11.7

7

Lesotho

11.9

8

Indonesia

12.0

9

Philippines

12.2

10

Bolivia

12.3

11

Guatemala

12.7

12

Namibia

13.2

13

Botswana

13.7

14

Senegal

13.7

15

Sri Lanka

14.4

16

Benin

14.6

17

Gambia

15.6

18

Nigeria

15.7

19

Tadschikistan

15.8

20

Uganda

16.1

21

Mali

16.2

22

Guinea

16.6

23

Malawi

16.7

24

Burkina Faso

17.2

25

Zimbabwe

17.3

26

Cameroon

17.4

27

Ivory Coast

18.2

28

Guinea-Bissau

18.4

29

Liberia

18.9

30

North Korea

19.0

31

Togo

19.0

32

Kenya

19.3

33

Tanzania

19.3

34

Cambodia

19.6

35

Laos

19.7

36

Pakistan

19.7

37

Rwanda

19.7

38

Nepal

20.3

39

Sudan

21.5

40

Djibouti

21.7

41

Niger

22.3

42

Madagascar

22.5

43

India

22.9

44

Mozambique

23.3

45

Zambia

23.3

46

Bangladesh

24.0

47

Angola

24.1

48

Yemen

24.3

49

Sierra Leone

24.7

50

Comoros

25.8

51

Central African Republic

27.3

52

East Timor

27.3

53

Chad

28.3

54

Ethiopia

28.7

55

Haiti

30.8

56

Eritrea

34.4

57

Burundi

37.1

Reference

http://www.ifpri.org/sites/default/files/publications/ib70.pdf

 

The Global Hunger Index is composed of the proportion of the undernourished as a percentage of the population, the prevalence of underweight children under the age of five and the mortality rate of children under the age of five (calculated average, in percentages).