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Policy brief: Investing in nutrition
August 2019

Building healthy households and prosperous societies

After years of decline in hunger, the number of undernourished people has been on the rise for several years in a row.

There are more than 820 million hungry people in the world today. In total, about 2 billion people suffer moderate food insecurity, including those who may not necessarily suffer from hunger but lack access to sufficient and nutritious food. 

All countries in the world are facing a threat of undernourished populations and many developing countries now face a multifaceted burden of hunger, underweight, micronutrient deficiencies and overweight conditions.