Five reasons to end hunger worldwide

five reasons to care about stopping hunger worldwide:

  1. According to research, 790 million people suffer from hunger. According to the UN, 790 million people lack regular access to adequate food. This is equivalent to one in nine people on the planet. Additionally, about one in three people suffer from malnutrition.
  2. We can make a difference: The proportion of undernourished people declined from 15% in 2000-2002 to 11% in 2014-2016. While the current situation is dire, we are making significant progress in the effort to end hunger. The decrease in the proportion of undernourished people from 15% to 11% shows that global action can make a difference in people’s lives.
  3. We all have a right to foodArticle 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 states that: “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food.”
  4. Hunger and malnutrition have a ripple effect that slows development. According to WFP, “Not only do the consequences of not enough – or the wrong – food cause suffering and poor health, they also slow progress in many other areas of development like education and employment.” Poor and inadequate nutrition also leaves children vulnerable to diseases and illness, and can cause stunted growth.
  5. We have a goal to end hunger in all its forms by 2030Sustainable Development Goal 2, adopted by the world in 2015, sets a goal to end hunger in all its form by 2030 to ensure that everyone everywhere can lead a healthy life. We all have a role to play in achieving this goal.