- The number of undernourished people worldwide increased to nearly one billion - 963 million compared to 923 million in 2007
- The vast majority of the world’s undernourished - 907 million - live in developing countries. Of these 65 percent live in only seven countries: India, China, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan and Ethiopia
- Hunger kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined
- The cost of child undernutrition to national and economic development is estimated at US$20-30 billion per annum. When multiplied over the lifetime of today’s undernourished children, this amounts to US$500 billion – US$1 trillion in lost productivity and income*
But there's something even easier you can do to help the fight against hunger. Visit FreeRice where by playing simple games, a small amount of rice is donated for each correct answer. It's something you'd do on facebook or through stumble upon anyway, so why not do it for a good cause?
*These facts came from a WFP document and all were referenced. I just couldn't be bothered copying in the sources. Trust me...