Central African Republic ranks highest in world hunger

The Central African Republic, Chad, and Zambia had the highest levels of hunger in the report, while seven countries had 'alarming' levels of hunger.

Central African Republic ranks highest in world hunger

World Bulletin / News Desk

The most recent Global Hunger Index, published by the International Food Policy Research Institute, found that the global community is not on course to end hunger by the UN's goal of 2030.

The report found that if hunger declines at the same rate as the report finds it has since 1992, more than 45 countries will still have 'moderate' to 'alarming' scores in 2030. The Central African Republic ranks first in the list with the current conflict ruining the country and hindering progress in the country

According to the report however, it is not all bad news.

From the 2000 GHI to the 2016 GHI, 22 countries made remarkable progress, reducing their GHI scores by 50 percent or more. Seventy countries made considerable progress with scores that dropped by between 25.0 percent and 49.9 percent, and 22 countries decreased their GHI scores by less than 25 percent.

Despite this progress, 50 countries still suffer from serious or alarming levels of hunger. Since 2000, Rwanda, Cambodia, and Myanmar,  have seen the largest percentage reductions in hunger of all the countries categorized as serious or alarming, with 2016 GHI scores down by just over 50 percent relative to the 2000 scores in each country. Each of these countries has experienced civil war and political instability in recent decades, and the improvements may in part reflect increased stability.

Source: Indy100.com/http://ghi.ifpri.org/

 

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