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Health > Hunger and malnutrition > Global Hunger Index per million people: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Indicates how grave hunger issues are in each country on a scale of index values from 0 (no hunger) to 100. Values above 30 are designated as “extremely alarming”, 20-30 as "alarming", 10-20 as “serious” and 5-10 as “moderate”. The index is a composite of the following three indicators: the proportion of the undernourished people as a percentage of the population; the prevalence of underweight children under the age of five years; and the mortality rate of children under the age of five years. The index is calculated in cooperation of several organizations, including the IFPRI, Welthungerhilfe and Concern. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Comoros 44.66 2013
2 East Timor 25.25 2013
3 Djibouti 24.62 2013
4 Swaziland 10.26 2013
5 Botswana 8.69 2005
6 Guinea-Bissau 8.61 2013
7 Namibia 8.43 2013
8 Lesotho 6.66 2013
9 Eritrea 5.61 2013
10 Republic of the Congo 5.19 2005
11 Central African Republic 4.51 2013
12 Liberia 4.49 2013
13 Sierra Leone 4.06 2013
14 Mauritania 3.84 2013
15 Burundi 3.56 2013
16 Mongolia 3.35 2013
17 Laos 2.79 2013
18 Rwanda 2.5 2005
19 Chad 2.4 2013
20 Haiti 2.34 2013
21 Tajikistan 2.06 2013
22 Togo 2.05 2013
23 Guinea 1.9 2005
24 Zambia 1.69 2013
25 Benin 1.35 2013
26 Zimbabwe 1.25 2013
27 Burkina Faso 1.25 2013
28 Niger 1.2 2013
29 Madagascar 1.12 2013
30 Cambodia 1.1 2013
31 Guatemala 1.08 2013
32 Bolivia 1.07 2013
33 Paraguay 1.07 2005
34 Yemen 1.04 2013
35 Senegal 1.04 2013
36 Angola 1.03 2013
37 Cote d'Ivoire 0.943 2005
38 Mali 0.927 2013
39 Malawi 0.9 2013
40 Mozambique 0.892 2013
41 Sudan 0.775 2013
42 North Korea 0.728 2013
43 Sri Lanka 0.72 2013
44 Cameroon 0.706 2013
45 Nepal 0.569 2013
46 Uganda 0.552 2013
47 Tanzania 0.427 2013
48 Kenya 0.409 2013
49 Ethiopia 0.274 2013
50 Philippines 0.125 2013
51 Bangladesh 0.119 2013
52 Pakistan 0.0999 2013
53 Nigeria 0.086 2013
54 Indonesia 0.0402 2013
55 India 0.0174 2013

Citation

"All countries compared for Health > Hunger and malnutrition > Global Hunger Index per million people", Welthungerhilfe, IFPRI, and Concern Worldwide. 2013. 2013 Global Hunger Index . Issue Brief No. 79. Washington, DC. p. 1. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Health/Hunger-and-malnutrition/Global-Hunger-Index-per-million-people

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