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Number of chronically hungry people is rising by 5m a year

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 04 December 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1303
  1. Burgermeister Jane
  1. Vienna

    The number of people who are chronically hungry is growing worldwide, a report by the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization says.

    The organisation estimated that 842 million people were chronically hungry in 1999-2001: 798 million in the developing world, 10 million in the industrialised countries, and 34 million in the transition countries in the former Soviet Union.

    The number of people who are chronically undernourished is increasing by …

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