1. World Health Organization (WHO), 2018.
  2. FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO. 2021. The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2021. Transforming food systems for food security, improved nutrition and affordable healthy diets for all. Rome, FAO: An estimated 768 million people were undernourished in 2020, 9.9 percent of the global population. That’s 118 million more people facing hunger than in 2019. This number is likely to rapidly increase due to COVID, war in Ukraine (a major food exporter) and growing inequality worldwide.
  3. Jason Hickel, The Divide documents this shocking amount. Hearts and Minds is doing further research to evaluate, confirm and update his statistics.
  4. World Bank As of 2018, there were 433 million sub-Saharan Africans struggling to survive on less than $1.90 a day, far less than the minimum required for a decent life. Since 2018, with disruptions due to COVID and rising food and energy prices due to global instability, this is likely to be millions more people.
  5. World Bank updated proportional to current total population, not including additional COVID and other disruptions
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