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The 6 Nations where Hunger is Extreme

In a previous post, The 23 Nations Where Hunger Is Most Severe, I listed the 23 nations where hunger affects 30% or more of the population. Of those 23 hungriest nations, 3 have more than 60% of the population undernourished, and 3 more have 40 to 50% of the population undernourished.

Proportion of Undernourished in Total Population
2012 data / Nation (population)

76%* Democratic Republic of the Congo (73,599,190)
73.4% Burundi (10,557,259)
65.4% Eritrea (6,086,495)

47.4% Zambia (13,817,479)
44.5% Haiti (9,801,664)
40.2% Ethiopia (91,195,675)

[*2008 data for DR Congo]

Their total population is just over 205 million persons, with 115.2 million in a small-world-concept2state of hunger. Those 6 nations contain about 40% of the total population in the 23 hungriest nations, but over 51% of the total hungry in the 23 nations. Those 6 nations have an average percent hungry of 56.2%. Every other nation among the 23 have between 30 and 40% of their populations undernourished.

These six nations should be one of the top priorities in our efforts to end world hunger. If we wanted to expand our primary focus from the 6 most severely affected to the top 10, we would include these 4 nations:

39.4% Sudan (34,206,710)
39.2% Mozambique (23,515,934)
38.8% Tanzania (46,912,768)
37.4% Congo (4,366,266)

Each of the above nations has a percent hungry of between 35 and 40%. So these are the 10 nations where hunger is most severe.

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