1. 11.3% of the world’s population is hungry. That’s roughly 805 million people who go undernourished on a daily basis, consuming less than the recommended 2,100 calories a day.
2. The world produces enough food to feed all 7 billion people, but those who go hungry either do not have land to grow food or money to purchase it.
3. 10 countries that have achieved greatest success in reducing the total number of hungry people in proportion to their national population are Armenia, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Cuba, Georgia, Ghana, Kuwait, Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Thailand and Venezuela.
4. A child dies of hunger related causes every 15 seconds.
5. In 2010, an estimated 7.6 million children — more than 20,000 a day — died. Poor nutrition plays a role in at least half of these deaths.
6. Nearly 98% of worldwide hunger exists in underdeveloped countries.
7. Almost 1 in every 15 children in developing countries dies before the age of 5, most of them from hunger-related causes.
8. While hunger exists worldwide, 526 million hungry people live in Asia.
9. Over-consumption by wealthy nations and rapid population growth in poor nations strain natural resources and make it harder for poor people to feed themselves.
10. 50% of women in developing countries lack proper maternal care, resulting in approximately 300,000 maternal deaths annually from childbirth.
11. 70 billion pounds of food is thrown away every year in the U.S. alone.