million people suffer from hunger

9.2% of the world's population

122 mln

more than in 2019

Failure to successfully meet targets set up in Goal 2 will deepen: 

  • food deficiency leading to malnutrition, nutrient deficiency diseases and stunted physical and mental development, especially in children;
  • environmental degradation due to inappropriate agricultural practices such as excessive use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers, deforestation and over-exploitation of natural resources.

According to 2019 data from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO):

  • approximately 9.9% of the world's population suffers from malnutrition;
  • in Sub-Saharan Africa it reaches about 23.2% of population;
  • in South Asia about 14.3%;
  • in Latin America and the Caribbean: approximately 7.4% of population;
  • in East Asia and the Pacific about 6.5% of population is affected by malnutrition.