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Hunger graphs

Total number of hungry people 2001 - 2009

The number of hungry people is UP this year and expected to pass 1 BILLION for the first time in human history.

Food Aid Flows 2001 2008

The flow of global food aid is DOWN to its lowest level in twenty years.

Percentage of WFP Beneficiaries

WFP’s funding is DOWN this year and the percentage of hungry people we expect to reach has dipped to its lowest level in a decade.

Composite graph

Together, the overall situation in terms of numbers of hungry, flows of global food aid and WFP reach, looks like this.