50% of World Hunger is in 3 Nations

50% of World Hunger is in 3 Nations; 70% is in 12 Nations

According to the World Hunger Report (2015), based on the estimated number of hungry persons in each nation, a full 50% of the 805 million hungry persons on the planet are found in only three nations: India, China, Ethiopia.

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5 Responses to 50% of World Hunger is in 3 Nations

  1. Tom Mazanec says:

    This implies one out of nine people in the world are hungry. I seem to remember higher fractions when I was a child. Is the percentage of world population in hunger going down?

    • Ron Conte says:

      Yes, according to the yearly World Hunger reports by the U.N.’s FAO, the number of hungry persons is going down. It was as high as a billion persons. So we are making some headway.

  2. Guest says:

    In India at least there is no value for human life or dignity of labor. People are just means to an end. A potion of very poor people means means servants who will do jobs most people think below their dignity. Hunger will not be solved there because it is just not in the interests of higher classes to improve the poor’s lot in life.

    Incidentally I don’t think that this problem is of labor is specific to India. I believe that a lot of immigration from poorer countries to richer countries all over the world is because of labor costs: it’s not altruism, but because poor people are willing to do more for less. As the Pope says, Capitalism has many moral problems too. People are willing to accept that in some poor country a boy will work in a farm, but their own children can go to school and buy iPods, as though God doesn’t love the rest of mankind. And now people are supporting demagogues because they blame immigrants for “stealing” their wealth.

    • Ron Conte says:

      So that report is saying $267 billion per year from now until 2030 to end world hunger. Not the right approach. It can be done with philanthrocapitalism for a lot less.

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