5/02/2012 11:28:00 AM

The World Food Programme Releases Vital Hunger Stats


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).
But hunger is a very solvable problem, check out the video above and click here to find out how you can get involved in the fight against hunger.

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