821 million people worldwide who are undernourished, more than half are women. These mothers, daughters and sisters either have too little food - or inconsistent meals. Most of the chronically hungry live in less-industrialized or developing countries. Hunger kills more than AIDS, malaria, & TB combined.
Chronic hunger can be fueled by problems that range from poverty to unreliable food-supply chains to extreme climate events.
"The majority of people living with hunger are small-scale food farmers living in fairly remote rural areas - and most of them are women," Suzanne Mayo Frindt, president and chief executive officer of The Hunger Project, told Al Jazeera.The Hunger Project notes that chronic hunger "occurs when people lack opportunity to earn enough income, to be educated and gain skills, to meet basic health needs and have a voice in the decisions that affect their community".