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Global Hunger Index 2020

Global Hunger Index 2020

The Global Hunger Index 2020 is jointly published by Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe, designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger at the global, regional, and country levels.

Global Hunger Index 2020 released on 16th October 2020. India ranks 94 among 107 countries with a score of 27.2, India has a level of hunger that is “serious“. Last year India’s rank was 102 out of 117 countries.

According to the 2020 Global Hunger Index, Worldwide hunger is at a moderate level, three countries have alarming levels of hunger and 31 countries have serious levels of hunger.

Africa South of the Sahara and South Asia have the highest hunger and undernutrition levels among world regions, with 2020 GHI scores of 27.8 and 26.0, respectively-both considered serious.
According to 2020 GHI scores, 3 countries have alarming levels of hungerChad (107), Timor-Leste (106), and Madagascar (105).

Based on provisional categorizations, hunger is also considered to be alarming in additional 8 countries.

These Countries are:

Burundi, Central African Republic, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, and Yemen

Also, based on provisional categorizations an additional 9 countries are considered to fall into the serious category.

The 17 countries with 2020 GHI scores of less than 5 are not assigned individual ranks, but rather are collectively ranked 1–17. Differences between their scores are minimal.

These Countries are:

Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Estonia, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay

‘GHI 2020’ Rank of some other countries:

North Macedonia- 18, Russian Federation- 18, Argentina- 20, Mexico- 38, South Africa- 60, Sri Lanka- 64,  Indonesia- 70, Nepal- 73,  Bangladesh- 75, Myanmar- 78, Pakistan- 88,  Rwanda- 97, Nigeria- 98, Afghanistan- 99, Liberia- 102, Mozambique- 103, Haiti- 104