WHO: World Hunger on the rise driven by Conflict and Climate Change

According to a special report by the WHO global hunger is on the rise again affecting an estimated 815 million people in 2016. The number represents 11% of the global population. Hunger coupled with multiple forms of malnutrition are threatening the health of a number of people worldwide. Additionally, the report states that 155 million people under the age of 5 are stunted and 52 million suffer from wasting meaning the weight of these children is too low for their height.

Climate change has been cited as one of the most important factors driving hunger and malnutrition. Additionally, random conflicts has been cited as an essential factor driving malnutrition. Moreover, most of the food insecure and malnourished children in the world are now concentrated in conflict zones.

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