Agriculture, Food and Beverage

Global hunger fell for decades, but it's rising again

Almost 690 million people in the world were undernourished in 2019. Image: REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

Harry Kretchmer

Senior Writer, Formative Content

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The number of undernourished people in the world continued to increase in 2019.
Almost 690 million people in the world are estimated to have been undernourished in 2019. Image: UN FAO
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