Oct. 12, 2010
By Emily Stephenson
(Reuters) – Twenty-nine countries show alarming levels of hunger and more than a billion people were hungry in 2009, according to a new report on global hunger.
World leaders are far from a 1990 goal of halving the number of hungry people by 2015, according to the annual Global Hunger Index published by the International Food Policy Research Institute and other aid groups.
“The index for hunger in the world remains at a level characterized as ‘serious,'” the report states. “Most of the countries with ‘alarming’ GHI scores are in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.”
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