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WFP Shares 5 Hunger Facts Every Hunger Games Fan Should Know


The World Food Programme, official partner of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, has shared 5 facts about hunger in our world today:

  • 1. Right now, 805 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life. That’s about one in nine people on earth.
  • 2. The vast majority of the world’s hungry people live in developing countries, where 13.5 percent of the population is undernourished.
  • 3. Asia is the continent with the most hungry people — two thirds of the total. The percentage in southern Asia has fallen in recent years but in western Asia it has increased slightly.
  • 4. Sub-Saharan Africa is the region with the highest prevalence (percentage of population) of hunger. One person in four there is undernourished.
  • 5. One out of six children — roughly 100 million — in developing countries is underweight.
  • You don’t need us to tell you that The Hunger Games was not just a work of fiction. Story elements and parallels are clear in every facet of life. You can donate to WFP on this Hunger Games page and save a life today. It doesn’t have to be a lot, but don’t forget the voices in the Districts when you hop to the cinema.

    Be like Peeta, toss the bread.

    About Ciara McIntyre

    Ciara works as a Script Supervisor, part-time film reviewer and full-time cinematic nerd.

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