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820 million hungry people:

This is the number of people around the world who are going hungry, consuming less than the recommended 2,100 calories a day. This figure constitutes 11 per cent of the world’s population, thus posing an immense challenge to achieving Goal 2 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which is to reduce hunger to zero. Image credit: United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

World Hunger Day: Know your hunger statistics

Mahatma Gandhi once said, “There are people in the world so hungry that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.” Today, decades later, his words still hold true. As the world commemorates World Hunger Day, let us take a look at some startling and eye-opening figures about hunger that bring to the forth the stark reality about how millions of people across the world live.