Global Hunger Index scores: leading countries 2017

This statistic represents the countries with the highest Global Hunger Index scores in 2017. According to the 2017 Global Hunger Index list, the Central African Republic topped the list with an extremely alarming score of 50.9.

Countries with the highest Global Hunger Index scores in 2017*

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Release date

March 2018



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Supplementary notes

* GHI Severity Scale:
30.0 and higher: extremely alarming
20.0-29.9: alarming
10.0-19.9: serious
5.0-9.9: moderate
<5.0: low
The following countries could not be included because of lack of data: Bahrain, Bhutan, Burundi, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Libya, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Syrian Arab Republic.

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