In 2004, 92% of hunger related deaths were due to chronic malnutrition rather than humanitarian emergencies

June 4, 2015

 

“Only 8% of hunger-related deaths worldwide in 2004 were caused by humanitarian emergencies; 92% were associated with chronic or recurring hunger and malnutrition (20). Similarly, in every country, rates of child stunting reflecting chronic undernutrition far exceed those of child wasting indicating short-term, acute undernutrition with the difference greatest in the poorest countries.”Christopher B. Barrett, Measuring Food Insecurity, Science 327 no. 5967, (2010) 827

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