How many people go to bed hungry?

Recently a friend of mine asked me the question, “How many people go to bed hungry?” The World Food Programme has produced a “Hunger Map” that answers this question in broad brush strokes:

You can download a copy of the map at the following URL (in English, French or Spanish):

http://www.wfp.org/hunger/map

While hunger is found in many parts of the world, what becomes clear from the map is that Central Africa is the area in which it is most prevalent. In at least eight countries of that region, over 35% of the population is undernourished. One country in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti, also is in this category.

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