Quotes and sayings on hunger
Ten hunger African quotes and sayings and eight things to know about hunger.
If the world could eat African proverbs then no one would go hungry. The world produces enough food to end the hunger of millions of people. Here are ten African proverb quotes and sayings and eight things to know about global hunger.
The world produces enough to feed the entire population of 7 billion people, by 2050 1 in 4 people will live in Africa. And yet, one person in eight on the planet goes to bed hungry each night. Some causes of hunger are Natural disasters such as floods, tropical storms and long periods of drought, war and conflicts consistently disrupt farming and food production, unstable markets, wasting food where one-third of all food produced is never consumed. The poor are hungry and their hunger traps them in poverty.
Eight Hunger facts you need to know today
Some 795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life. That's about one in nine people on earth.
The vast majority of the world's hungry people live in developing countries, where 12.9 percent of the population is undernourished.
Asia is the continent with the most hungry people – two-thirds of the total population. The percentage in southern Asia has fallen in recent years but in western Asia, it has increased slightly.
Africa below the Saharan desert is the region with the highest percentage of the population with malnourishment concerns, one in four persons is undernourished.
Poor nutrition causes 45% of deaths in children under five - 3.1 million children each year.
One in four of the world's children is stunted. In developing countries, the proportion can rise to one in three.
One out of six children – roughly 100 million – in developing countries is underweight.
If women farmers had the same access to resources as men, the number of hungry in the world could be reduced by up to 150 million.
Sixty-six million primary school-age children attend classes hungry across the developing world, with 23 million in Africa alone.
Quotes and saying on hunger
The full soul loathed a honeycomb, but to the hungry soul, every bitter thing is sweet.
A good repast ought, to begin with, hunger.
A man who wants bread is ready for anything.
The whole world appears a fountain of water to a thirsty man in his sleep.
Those eager to satisfy hunger regard neither the flavor nor the cook.
A hungry ass eats any straw.
Hunger changes beans into almonds.
Sweetmeats are not distributed during a battle.
Hunger finds no fault with the cooking.
Better a piece of bread in happiness than gold bars in sorrow.
Hunger makes hard beans soft.
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