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50% of World Hunger is in 3 Nations; 70% is in 12 Nations

According to the World Hunger Report (2015), based on the estimated number of hungry persons in each nation, a full 50% of the 805 million hungry persons on the planet are found in only three nations: India, China, Ethiopia.

India: 213.8
China: 158.0
Ethiopia: 32.1

Subtotal: 403.9 million hungry persons
50% of the hungry

The next hungriest nation is Pakistan, with almost as many hungry persons as Ethiopia. So we could swap Pakistan for Ethiopia and still have 3 nations with over 50% of the world’s hungry.

Pakistan: 31.0
Bangladesh: 24.8
Indonesia: 22.3
Tanzania: 15.7
Philippines: 15.6
Brazil: 13.6
Nigeria: 12.1
Kenya: 11.0
Uganda: 10.7

Subtotal: 156.8 million hungry persons
20% of the hungry

The next 9 hungriest nations bring the total hungry in 12 nations to 560.7 million, which is 70% of the 805 million hungry in the world. So 70% of the hungry are in just 12 nations.

The next 24 hungriest nations increases the total hungry by 124.5 million persons, and the percent increases from 70% to 85%. Three nations contain 50% of the hungry, the next 9 contain an additional 20%, and the next 24 give us an additional 15%.

Mozambique: 9.0
Vietnam: 7.4
Madagascar: 6.0
Zambia: 6.0
Burundi: 5.9
Colombia: 5.1
Haiti: 5.1
Nepal: 5.0
Angola: 4.9
Sri Lanka: 4.8
Guatemala: 4.6
Burkina Faso: 4.4
Ivory Coast: 4.2
Thailand: 4.0
Zimbabwe: 4.0
Chad: 3.5
Peru: 3.5
Eritrea: 3.4
Rwanda: 3.4
Malawi: 3.2
Iraq: 8.8
North Korea: 7.6
Yemen: 7.4
Iran: 3.3

Subtotal: 124.5 million hungry persons
15% of the hungry

Grand Total: 685.2 million hungry persons,
which is 85% of the 805 million hungry in the world,
in a total of 36 nations.

Data Source: Hunger Report 2015

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