Global Hungry Index (2016)

The Global Hunger Index is a tool designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger globally, regionally, and by country. Each year, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) calculates GHI scores in order to assess progress, or the lack thereof, in decreasing hunger. The GHI is designed to raise awareness and understanding of regional and country differences in the struggle against hunger. By calling attention to the issue, we hope that this report will help to increase the commitment and resources dedicated to ending hunger worldwide.

The four component indicators are:
- Undernourishment: the proportion of undernourished people as a percentage of the population (reflecting the share of the population with insufficient caloric intake);
- Child wasting: the proportion of children under the age of five who suffer from wasting (low weight for their height, reflecting acute undernutrition);
- Child stunting: the proportion of children under the age of five who suffer from stunting (low height for their age, reflecting chronic undernutrition); and
- Child mortality: the mortality rate of children under the age of five (partially reflecting the fatal synergy of inadequate nutrition and unhealthy environments).




Global Hunger Index Score (2016)
Central African Republic     46.1
Chad     44.3
Zambia     39
Haiti     36.9
Madagascar     35.4
Yemen, Rep.     35
Sierra Leone     35
Afghanistan     34.8
Timor-Leste     34.3
Niger     33.7
Pakistan     33.4
Ethiopia     33.4
Angola     32.8
Djibouti     32.7
Mozambique     31.7
Namibia     31.4
Burkina Faso     31
Liberia     30.7
Tajikistan     30
Zimbabwe     28.8
North Korea     28.6
India     28.5
Tanzania     28.4
Mali     28.1
Lao PDR     28.1
Guinea     28.1
Rwanda     27.4
Guinea-Bissau     27.4
Bangladesh     27.1
Malawi     26.9
Congo, Rep.     26.6
Uganda     26.4
Côte d’Ivoire     25.7
Nigeria     25.5
Sri Lanka     25.5
Swaziland     24.2
Benin     23.2
Botswana     23
Cameroon     22.9
Lesotho     22.7
Togo     22.4
Mauritania     22.1
Myanmar     22
Iraq     22
Nepal     21.9
Kenya     21.9
Indonesia     21.9
Cambodia     21.7
Gambia, The     20.9
Guatemala     20.7
Philippines     19.9
Senegal     16.5
Bolivia     15.4
Vietnam     14.5
Guyana     14.5
Ghana     13.9
Ecuador     13.9
Mongolia     13.8
Egypt, Arab Rep.     13.7
Nicaragua     13.3
Mauritius     13.2
Honduras     13.2
Uzbekistan     13.1
Turkmenistan     12.3
Gabon     12
Albania     11.9
South Africa     11.8
Thailand     11.8
El Salvador     11.2
Dominican Republic     11.1
Paraguay     10.4
Oman     10.4
Suriname     10.1
Azerbaijan     9.8
Malaysia     9.7
Panama     9.3
Morocco     9.3
Moldova     9.2
Kyrgyz Republic     9.1
Algeria     8.7
Armenia     8.7
Peru     8.6
Trinidad & Tobago     8.5
Fiji     8.5
Colombia     8.5
Bulgaria     8.3
Georgia     8.2
Jamaica     7.9
Kazakhstan     7.8
China     7.7
Mexico     7.2
Serbia     7.1
Lebanon     7.1
Venezuela, RB     7
Russian Federation     6.8
Iran, Islamic Rep.     6.7
Macedonia, FYR     5.8
Jordan     5.7
Uruguay     5.6
Tunisia     5.5
Romania     5.5
Slovak Republic     5.3
Ukraine     <5
Turkey     <5
Saudi Arabia     <5
Montenegro     <5
Latvia     <5
Lithuania     <5
Kuwait     <5
Croatia     <5
Estonia     <5
Cuba     <5
Costa Rica     <5
Chile     <5
Brazil     <5
Belarus     <5
Bosnia & Herzegovina     <5
Argentina     <5



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