Global Hunger Is Moving from Serious to Moderate

An ongoing initiative in our efforts to raise awareness of food and nutrition security is the annual Global Hunger Index (GHI)*, a tool designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger globally, regionally, and by country.

The 2019 Global Hunger Index report (GHI)—the 14th in an annual series—presents a multidimensional measure of global, regional, and national hunger. The latest data available show that while we have made progress in reducing hunger on a global scale since 2000, we still have a long way to go.

Of the 117 countries with GHI scores, levels of hunger are still serious or alarming in 47 countries and extremely alarming in one country. This year’s report focuses on climate change—an increasingly relevant threat to the world’s hungry and vulnerable people that requires immediate action.

In 2018, Alliance2015 members also conducted joint researches into the role of the private sector in food and nutrition security and the implementation of the EU Action Plan on nutrition, including a contextual analysis of Ethiopia, Nepal, Niger, Pakistan and Zambia.

The GHI is authored by our members Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe.