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About Global Hunger
Worldwide, the number of hungry people has dropped significantly over the past two decades, but 842 million people continue to struggle with hunger every day.
1.2 billion people still live in extreme poverty — on less than $1.25 per day.
Each year, 2.6 million children die as a result of hunger-related causes.
But progress has been made. There has been a reduction of more than 34 percent in global hunger since 1990.
The target of halving the percentage of people suffering from hunger by 2015 is possible.
However, there are still an estimated 868 million people who are undernourished and more than 100 million children under age five who are undernourished and underweight.
Use our resources below to learn more about global hunger and how you can help end it.
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