Policy brief: Investing in nutrition
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.