This is the third time in a row, since 2015, when these numbers have risen to this level.

With more than 821 million people suffering from hunger globally in 2018, a recent UN report suggests that the problem of hunger and malnutrition hasn’t changed much.


The report also stated that with about 1 in every 9 people suffering from hunger in the world, we face a huge challenge to achieve the zero hunger target of SDGs by 2030.


While hunger remains widespread, obesity also continues to rise globally. There are 338 million school-age children and adolescents who are overweight and 672 million obese adults in the world.

The report attributes this increase in malnutrition and associated challenges to climate change and war.


According to the report, hunger is increasing in countries which lag behind in economic growth, particularly in middle-income countries.


While the report talks about all these problems, it also urges the world to take bolder actions, in order to address the issues.

“Our actions to tackle these troubling trends will have to be bolder, not only in scale but also in terms of multisectoral collaboration.”