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Global Hunger Index 2021: countries most affected by hunger

Countries that are most affected by hunger and malnutrition according to the Global Hunger Index 2021

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Release date

October 2021



Survey time period


Supplementary notes

The index ranges from the best value of 0 (no hunger) and the worst value of 100, with neither of these extreme values ever being reached.
Less than 9.9 means: little hunger
From 10 to 19.9: moderate hunger
Between 20 and 34.9: serious hunger situation
From 35 to 49.9: alarming hunger situation
Above 50: extremely alarming hunger situation.
The Global Hunger Index is based on three dimensions:
Inadequate food supply (undernourishment), child undernutrition (child wasting, child stunting), child mortality (under-five mortality rate. More information on the methodology can be accessed here.

This year's index considered data from 2013 to 2017.

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