Some simple facts from here :-
- 923 million people go to bed hungry every night.
- Hunger is a leading cause of death, killing an estimated 9 million people every year - more than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.
- A child dies of hunger every 5 seconds
- More than a quarter of children in developing countries is underweight
Enough food is produced globally to feed the planet .
Most of the world's hungry are not short of food because of a one-off disaster or crop failure but because of chronic, long-term poverty that means they cannot afford the food that is readily available in their local markets.