3 June 2015, Rome--- Most countries in the Near East and North Africa (NENA) achieved their international pledge to reduce the share of their population suffering from hunger, but conflicts and protracted crises in Iraq, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, as well as the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, mean the region is the only region to have seen its overall prevalence of undernourishment (PoU) increase from the level of a quarter of a century ago. Some 33 million people in NENA are chronically undernourished today, double the number in 1990, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced (...)
2 June 2015, Accra/Rome--- According to the first edition of the Regional Overview of Food Insecurity in Africa (2015), Angola, Djibouti, Cameroon, Gabon, Ghana, Mali and Sao Tome & Principe met both the relevant Millennium Development Goal – that of halving the proportion of the population suffering from undernourishment – and the more stringent World Food Summit target of halving the absolute numbers of the hungry. West Africa in particular made notable strides, reducing its prevalence of undernourishment (PoU) by 60 percent, from 24.2 percent in 1990-1992 to 9.6 percent in the current 2014-16 assessment period.
28 May 2015, Santiago/Rome--- Latin America and the Caribbean has taken a huge step towards the total eradication of hunger by reducing both the percentage and total number of undernourished people to less than half, says FAO’s latest report, the Panorama of Food Insecurity in Latin America and the Caribbean 2015, released today. According to the report, in 1990-92, Latin America and the Caribbean began the challenge of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) with 14.7% of its population affected by hunger: in 2014-16 this prevalence has fallen to 5.5%, so that the region achieved the hunger goal of the MDGs. (...)
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