Migrants: 124 mn starving in world, 68.5 mn fleeing

Cesvi presents in Milan the 2018 Global hunger index

11 October, 16:30

    MILAN - A reported 124 million people suffer from acute hunger and 68.5 million individuals around the world abandon their homes, according to data resealed in the 13th edition of the Global Hunger Index by Cesvi, presented Thursday in Milan, at Palazzo Clerici.
    According to the index, 51 countries in the world have extremely concerning levels of famine and malnutrition. Out of the 79 countries that present a ''moderate, alarming and extremely alarming'' level of famine, only 29 are expected to reach the zero-hunger objective set by the United Nations by 2030.
    Globally, according to the GHI index, some 124 million people suffer from ''acute hunger'' while 151 million children suffer from stunted growth caused by hunger and 51 million are emaciated. The most affected regions are southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
    Globally, the phenomenon of people who are forced to abandon their home has reached huge proportions - 68.5 million people worldwide, according to the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR. They include 40 million internally displaced, 25.4 million refugees and 3.1 million asylum seekers. The 2018 GHI stressed however that since 2000 hunger and malnutrition have diminished.

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