- In politics, humanitarian aid, and social science, hunger is a condition in which a person, for a sustained period, is unable to eat sufficient food to meet basic nutritional needs
Hunger & Simmeth Werbefotografie facts
- Throughout history, portions of the world's population have often experienced sustained periods of hunger
- In many cases, this resulted from food supply disruptions caused by war, plagues, or adverse weather
- For the first few decades after World War II, technological progress and enhanced political cooperation suggested it might be possible to substantially reduce the number of people suffering from hunger
- While progress was uneven, by 2000 the threat of extreme hunger subsided for many of the world's people
- According to the WFP some statistics are that, "Some 795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life
- That's about one in nine people on earth
- The vast majority of the world's hungry people live in developing countries, where 12
- 9 percent of the population is undernourished
- " nUntil 2006, the average international price of food had been largely stable for several decades
- In the closing months of 2006, however, prices began to rise rapidly
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