Finweek English Edition - - IN BRIEF -

The world has made sig­nif­i­cant progress in com­bat­ing hunger, ac­cord­ing to the United Na­tions’ an­nual hunger re­port, which es­ti­mates that about 795m, or one in nine, peo­ple cur­rently go hun­gry. This is equal to about 12.9% of the pop­u­la­tion, and shows a mas­sive im­prove­ment over the past 25 years, when more than 1bn peo­ple, or 23.3% of the pop­u­la­tion at the time, went hun­gry. East Asia, Southeast and Cen­tral Asia, Latin Amer­ica and the Caribbean showed the most progress.

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