Counting and locating hungry people

Rural doctors visit villagers at home in China
FAO/20049/H. Zhang

In addition to looking at the numbers of people afflicted by hunger, it is also important to consider the proportion of the population affected on a national and regional basis. This analytical approach spotlights areas where problems are most severe and helps identify groups of countries that may share common problems and common priorities for action.

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More photos on measuring hunger:
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  • Mexico: A doctor treats a young patient in a clinic 
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