2012 Global Hunger Index Press Briefing

Unsustainable use of land, water, and energy is threatening the food security of the poorest and most vulnerable around the world, according to the 2012 Global Hunger Index, released for the seventh year by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Welthungerhilfe, and Concern Worldwide.

According to the 2012 GHI hunger on a global scale remains serious with 20 countries having levels of hunger that are “alarming” or “extremely alarming.” Two of the three countries with extremely alarming levels—Burundi and Eritrea—are in Sub-Saharan Africa; the third country is Haiti. South Asia is the other region that continues to suffer from the highest levels of hunger.

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2012 Global Hunger Index
The challenge of hunger: Ensuring sustainable food security under land, water, and energy stresses
October 2012. IFPRI, Welthungerhilfe, and Concern Worldwide.
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Hunger in Times of Land, Water, and Energy Pressures
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