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Publication | 30 October 2018

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018 (SOFI)

Global Food and Nutrition Security

For the third year in a row, there has been a rise in world hunger. The absolute number of undernourished people, i.e. those facing chronic food deprivation, has increased to nearly 821 million in 2017, from around 804 million in 2016. These are levels from almost a decade ago.