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Health > Hunger and malnutrition > Global Hunger Index: 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.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Burundi 38.8 2013
2 Eritrea 35 2013
3 Comoros 33.6 2013
4 East Timor 29.6 2013
5 Sudan 27 2013
6 Chad 26.9 2013
7 Yemen 26.5 2013
8 Ethiopia 25.7 2013
9 Madagascar 25.2 2013
10 Zambia 24.1 2013
11 Rwanda 23.6 2005
12 Central African Republic 23.3 2013
13 Haiti 23.2 2013
14 Sierra Leone 22.8 2013
15 Burkina Faso 22.2 2013
16 Mozambique 21.5 2013
17 India 21.3 2013
18 Tanzania 20.6 2013
19 Republic of the Congo 20.5 2013
20 Niger 20.3 2013
21 Djibouti 19.5 2013
22 Bangladesh 19.4 2013
23 Pakistan 19.3 2013
24 Uganda 19.2 2013
25 Angola 19.1 2013
26 Laos 18.7 2013
27 Namibia 18.4 2013
28 Guinea 18.2 2005
=29 North Korea 18 2013
=29 Kenya 18 2013
31 Liberia 17.9 2013
32 Nepal 17.3 2013
33 Cambodia 16.8 2013
34 Zimbabwe 16.5 2013
35 Cote d'Ivoire 16.4 2005
=36 Tajikistan 16.3 2013
=36 Botswana 16.3 2005
38 Sri Lanka 15.6 2013
39 Guatemala 15.5 2013
40 Malawi 15.1 2013
41 Nigeria 15 2013
42 Mali 14.8 2013
43 Togo 14.7 2013
44 Cameroon 14.5 2013
45 Swaziland 14.4 2013
46 Guinea-Bissau 14.3 2013
47 Gambia 14 2013
48 Senegal 13.8 2013
49 Benin 13.3 2013
=50 Philippines 13.2 2013
=50 Mauritania 13.2 2013
52 Lesotho 12.9 2013
53 Bolivia 11.2 2013
54 Mongolia 10.8 2013
55 Indonesia 10.1 2013
56 Paraguay 6.3 2005

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Interesting observations about Health > Hunger and malnutrition > Global Hunger Index

  • Paraguay has ranked last for hunger and malnutrition > global hunger index since 1990.
  • Eritrea has ranked in the top 2 for hunger and malnutrition > global hunger index since 1995.
  • Burundi has had the highest hunger and malnutrition > global hunger index since 2005.
  • Comoros has ranked in the top 4 for hunger and malnutrition > global hunger index since 2000.
  • Ethiopia has ranked in the top 8 for hunger and malnutrition > global hunger index since 1990.
  • Chad has ranked in the top 8 for hunger and malnutrition > global hunger index since 1990.
  • Yemen has ranked in the top 8 for hunger and malnutrition > global hunger index since 2005.
  • Sierra Leone has ranked in the top 13 for hunger and malnutrition > global hunger index since 1990.
  • Mozambique has ranked in the top 15 for hunger and malnutrition > global hunger index since 1990.
  • Central African Republic has ranked in the top 12 for hunger and malnutrition > global hunger index since 2000.
  • Haiti has ranked in the top 12 for hunger and malnutrition > global hunger index since 2005.
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