2013 Global Hunger Index report

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2013 Global Hunger Index report

14 October 2013

This year's Global Hunger Index is called "building resilence to achieve food and nutrition security." Released by Concern Worldwide, International Food Policy Research Institute and Welthungerhilfe, it records the state of hunger worldwide, spotlighting countries and regions where action is most needed.

The report suggests that the traditional separation of emergency relief and development efforts is not working effectively. It calls for this separation to be dissolved so that the focus can be on reducing the impact of shocks like climate change, economic crises and conflict in the long-term. Below is an excerpt from this year's key findings. You can download the Irish version and international version of the press release below.

The 2013 Index indicates that global hunger is decreasing; the 2013 world GHI score has fallen by 34 percent from the 1990 GHI score. Yet world hunger still remains “serious,” with 19 countries suffering from levels of hunger that are either “alarming” or “extremely alarming.” South Asia has the highest regional GHI score, followed by Africa south of the Sahara while Burundi, Eritrea and Comoros have the highest levels of hunger.

Most countries where the hunger situation is already “alarming” or “extremely alarming” are vulnerable to the negative effects of extreme weather events, climate change, population pressure, conflicts and economic crises. Traditional coping mechanisms as well as the capacity of governments are in many cases hugely challenged.

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2013 Global Hunger Index report

This year's Global Hunger Index is called "building resilence to achieve food and nutrition security." Released by Concern Worldwide, International Food Policy Research Institute and Welthungerhilf e, it records the state of hunger worldwide, spotlighting countries and regions where action is most needed.
  • International Press Release for Global Hunger Index 2013
    Irish version Press Release for Global Hunger Index 2013