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Education and awareness are the first steps to understanding and solving any issue — and world hunger is no different. Growing the Movement is a pillar of our strategy to end hunger by 2030, and we need your help! Please use your social network for social good by sharing a fact or quote below to shed light and inspire action. By spreading the word, you’ll help us reach a whole new audience of Hunger Champions.

An estimated 821 million people – approximately one out of every nine people in the world – are undernourished. (The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, 2018)

Undernourishment and severe food insecurity appear to be increasing in almost all regions of Africa, as well as in South America, whereas the undernourishment situation is stable in most regions of Asia.(The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, 2018)

The signs of increasing hunger and food insecurity are a warning that there is considerable work to be done to make sure we “leave no one behind” on the road towards a world with zero hunger. (The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, 2018)

Over 50 million children under five in the world are affected by wasting. Roughly half live in Southern Asia and one-quarter in sub-Saharan Africa.(The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, 2018)

Nearly 151 million children under five in the world – or 22 percent – were still stunted in 2017, down from 25 percent in 2012, due mainly to progress in Asia. Over 38 million children under five are overweight. (The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, 2018)

Wasting affected one in twelve (52 million) of all children under five years of age in 2016, more than half of whom (27.6 million) live in Southern Asia. (The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, 2017)

52 out of 119 countries have levels of hunger that are serious, alarming or extremely alarming. (Global Hunger Index, 2017)

In the Philippines, 2 out of 10 or 19.9% children were underweight, 3 out of 10 or 30.3% were stunted,1 out of 10 or 7.9% were wasted, 5 out of 100 or 5.0% were overweight – all among 0-5 years old children. (National Nutrition Survey, 2013)

Only one out of three, or 33.9% Filipino households were found to be food secure. (FNRI Food Security Survey, 2016)

13.8 million Filipinos were considered undernourished from 2014 to 2016. (The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, 2017)

Estimated 2.2 million families (9.4%) experienced involuntary hunger at least once in the past three months. (Social Weather Stations, June 2018)

The latest Food Consumption Survey by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute in 2013 showed that 69.3 percent or about 7 in 10 Filipino households do not meet their dietary energy requirement.

815 million people in the world don’t get the food they need to live a healthy life.

2017 FAO Stats

66 million primary school-age children attend classes hungry across the developing world.

World Food Programme

Every $1 spent on malnutrition prevention delivers $16 in economic returns.

2016 Global Nutrition Report

Asia has the largest number of hungry people, with two-thirds of the population affected.

FAO

If women farmers had the same equal access to resources as men, the number of hungry people could fall by 150 million.

FAO

Malnutrition in all its forms – from wasting to obesity – directly affects one in three people.

2016 Global Nutrition Report

Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice.

Nelson Mandela

We rise by lifting others.

Robert Ingersoll

We know that a peaceful world cannot exist one-third rich and two-thirds hungry.

President Jimmy Carter

If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.

Mother Teresa

You pray for the hungry. Then you feed them. This is how prayer works.

Pope Francis

If we can conquer space, we can conquer childhood hunger.

Buzz Aldrin