The Need

UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD HUNGER CRISIS:

In 2009, over 1 billion people did not have enough to eat–more than the populations of the United States, Canada, and the European Union combined. That means 1 in 6 people do not get enough food to be healthy and lead an active life.
Source: World Food Programme, 2010.

25,000 adults and children will die every day from hunger and related causes.
Source: FAO, 2009, Poverty.com

Out of the 1.02 billion who are hungry, more than 907 million of them live in developing countries.
Source: World Food Programme, 2009

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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE THREE:

HUNGER: A compelling need or desire for food. The painful sensation or state of weakness caused by the need of food.

MALNUTRITION: lack of adequate nutrition resulting from insufficient food, unbalanced diet, or defective assimilation.

STARVATION: to die or perish from lack of food or nourishment. To be in the process of perishing or suffering severely from hunger.

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