The World Food Programme is the largest humanitarian agency fighting the front-lines of hunger for the last 50 years and they've recently unveiled some interesting statistics:
- Rising food prices have pushed 44 million people into extreme poverty since June 2010.
- 1 in 7 people go to bed hungry every night.
- Hunger is the world's number one health risk, killing more people each year than HIV, malaria and tuberculosis combined.
- It would cost $3.5 billion to feed every hungry schoolchild in the world, that's around two times the takings from the movie Titanic which grossed $1.8 billion.
- It costs $50 to feed one schoolgirl for a year, which is around the same cost as one ipod shuffle. ($45).