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10 Powerful Images That Portray Global Hunger

Responsible Business | Aug 15, 2016


A profound change of the global food and agriculture system is needed if we are to nourish today’s 795 million hungry and the additional 2 billion people expected by 2050. The food and agriculture sector offers key solutions for development, and is central for hunger and poverty eradication. Goal 2 focuses on ending hunger and ensuring all people have access to safe and nutritious food all year round.

It is time to rethink how we grow, share and consume our food.

Below you will find 10 thought provoking images of people how hunger affects people around the world.

1. His food of the day

By @amour-etranger

A child in Mexico smiles as the photographer gives him a toy and his mother a bag of food.

Globally 1 in 9 people in the world today (795 million) are undernourished.

2. Child shares his lollipop with cameraman in Côte d’Ivoire

By emileon86

This hungry child living in the Ivory Coast offer’s to share a lollipop with the journalist.

3. Art in all of us

By @anthonyasael

In Benin, Porto Nova children take a break from class to take some pictures.

66 million primary school-age children attend classes hungry across the developing world, with 23 million in Africa alone.

4. Playing Kitchen

By @red-vervet

A touching shot as a boy feeds his younger brother on the streets in Congo.

One in four of the world’s children suffers stunted growth. In developing countries the proportion can rise to one in three.

5. All dressed up and nowhere to go

By InayatShay

A young boy looks on while sitting in the gravel not 50 yards from Islamabad’s most expensive restaurants.

The vast majority of the world’s hungry people live in developing countries, where 12.9 per cent of population is undernourished.

6. Relief

By red-vervet

The emotion on the children’s face is clear to see as they receive humanitarian aid from the United Nations in Congo.

7. Poverty I

By myemptybliss

A photographer captures a striking moment as a child living on the street digs in to his only meal of the day.

8. Food

By InayatShah

In Islamabad, Pakistan it is common practice for people who visit shrines to distribute food to the poor. This man was eating some rice distributed by a visitor and insisted that the photographer should receive a plate of rice himself.

9. The Worldfeeders

By joebblowers

Rice farmers working on their fields in Laos. These poor, under-appreciated people feed millions through their hard work.

Asia is the continent with the hungriest people – two thirds of the total.

10. Malnutrition

By Rocksteady-Paris

A starving child in Burundi, East Africa eats some much-needed food.

Poor nutrition causes nearly half (45 per cent) of deaths in children under five – 3.1 million children every year. (source: The Lancet, Series on Maternal and Child Nutrition, 2013)


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