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About Hunger

Nearly 1.2 billion people in developing countries live in extreme poverty, living on less than $1.25 a day.

Around the world, 795 million people suffer from hunger.

The vast majority of the world's hungry peoplelive in developing countries, where 13.5 percent of the population is undernourished.

Asia is the continent with the hightest number of hungry people – two-thirds of the total. Sub-Saharan Africa is the region with the highest percentage of hungry people: one in four people.

Each year, 2.6 million children die as a result of hunger-related causes.

We live in the world's wealthiest nation. Yet 14.3 percent of U.S. households—a total of 49.1 million Americans, including 15.8 million children—struggle to put food on the table.

More than one in five American children are at risk of hunger.

We can end hunger in our time. Everyone, including the government, must do their part.

More people escaped poverty during the 2000s than any other decade in history.

By making our voices heard in Congress, we help to ensure laws which are fair and compassionate towards people in need.

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2015 Hunger Report Released at the National Press Club

2015 Hunger Report: Empowering Women

When Women Flourish...We Can End Hunger shows why empowering women is vital to ending hunger and poverty.

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Global Hunger / Photo by Kibae Park for the United Nations

About Global Hunger

Worldwide, the number of hungry people has dropped significantly, but 805 million people continue to struggle with hunger every day.

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Ricky Horton / Photo by Laura Pohl

About U.S. Hunger

We live in the world's wealthiest nation. Yet most Americans will live in poverty at some point before age 65.

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Immigration Reform and Hunger

International migration is part of a great exodus from hunger — as people cross borders to escape poverty and improve their livelihoods.

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Pastor Judith Van Osdol / Photo by Laura Pohl for Bread for the World

The Bible and Hunger

Throughout Scripture, God offers abundance and an end to hunger. Explore our faith-based resources and find tools to use in your church.

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