Thursday, September 10, 2020

The World Hunger Map

The United Nation's World Food Programme (WFP) was established to fight hunger and promote food security around the world. Every year it provides food assistance to around 91 million people in 83 different countries.

Around 1 billion people around the world will still be going hungry today.

The WFP's interactive HungerMap tracks and predicts where people are going hungry around the world right now. It does this by showing where people currently have insufficient food to meet their daily requirements. The map also highlights countries around the world where there has been a marked deterioration in food consumption over the last month.

If you click on a country on the interactive map you can view detailed analysis of food security in the country and the number of people currently with insufficient food. This country view also provides information on the country's current economic situation, including trends in the balance of trade and food inflation.

The HungerMap is designed to provide a near real-time estimate of where people are going hungry right now. In order to do this it uses a number of different metrics on the latest conflict zones, climate trends, populations and extreme weather events. The map serves as an important indicator of where people right now are living without enough food.

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