World Hunger: Good News, Bad News
And now the bad news:
A child dies every six seconds from starvation; an estimated 925 million people suffer from chronic starvation worldwide. And these latest figures do not reflect the repercussions from the massive flooding in Pakistan.
Other findings to be released:
* Two thirds of the world's undernourished live in just seven countries--Bangladesh, China, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia and Pakistan.
* The region with the most undernourished people continues to be Asia and the Pacific with 578 million.
* The proportion of undernourished people remains highest in sub-Saharan Africa at 30 percent in 2010, or 239 million.: