World Food Day: 820 Million People Suffer from Hunger

Poor Children in India's capital New Delhi. Photo: Rakesh Raman
Poor Children in India’s capital New Delhi. Photo: Rakesh Raman

World Food Day: 820 Million People Suffer from Hunger

The UN Secretary-General António Guterres in his message on World Food Day, observed on 16 October, said, “Join forces to eradicate hunger.”

Today, 1 person in 9 does not have enough to eat. About 820 million people still suffer from hunger. Most of them are women. Some 155 million children are chronically malnourished and may endure the effects of stunting for their entire lives. And hunger causes almost half of the infant deaths worldwide.

“This is intolerable. On World Food Day, let us commit to a world without hunger, a world in which every person has access to a healthy, nutritious diet. Zero Hunger is about joining forces,” Mr. Guterres said in his message.

He suggested that countries and companies, institutions, and individuals must do their part towards sustainable food systems.

Today, he added, we renew our commitment to uphold everyone’s fundamental right to food and to leave no one behind.

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