15.3 million hungry mouths
South Asia continues to be home to the largest number of undernourished people
hosts the largest number of chronically hungry people: over half a billion. While hunger reduction targets outlined in United Nations' Millennium Development Goals have been met in East and Southeast Asia, progress has been very slow in South Asia. Only 15.3 million South Asians have overcome hunger since 1990-92, says the fourth State of Food In security in the World report published by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. FAO says prevalence of undernourishment has fallen from 18.7 per cent in 1990-92 to 11.3 per cent in 2012-14 in the world, and from 23.4 per cent to 13.5 per cent in developing regions. But the world still has 805 million hungry people.