Launch of the 2022 Global Hunger Index


Berlin, October 13, 2022 - Welthungerhilfe today launched the current Global Hunger Index (GHI), which is published annually together with Concern Worldwide.

Factsheet Welthunger-Index 2022
Factsheet Welthunger-Index 2022© Welthungerhilfe

According to the report, there are serious setbacks in the effort to ensure the nutrition of all people.

Armed conflicts, climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic intensified each other and led to up to 828 million people going hungry in 2021.

The war in Ukraine has exacerbated the situation again.

The Secretary-General of the Welthungerhilfe, Mathias Mogge, stressed:

The right to food must be at the heart of the transformation of food systems.

Sustainable solutions to eradicate hunger can only be found if the communities and farmers contribute their local knowledge and their specific needs.

Welthungerhilfe President Marlehn Thieme called for swift action:

We must respond quickly to humanitarian emergencies, providing both more flexible and increased resources, while allocating greater investment to transforming food systems.

Background information

The World Hunger Index (GHI) examines how the global hunger situation develops.

The 17th edition of the WHI focuses on a central approach to the transformation of food systems with the participation of local actors.

The report examines the nutritional situation in 129 countries. Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia are once again the regions with the highest rates of hunger.

The situation in the Horn of Africa, which is the worst drought in four decades, is particularly dramatic. In Somalia, people in some regions were already experiencing a life-threatening famine.

According to the study, in 46 countries, it is not even expected to reach a low hunger level by 2030.

Read more: https://www.welthungerhilfe.org/hunger/global-hunger-index

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