Kenya ranked 30th hungriest nation out of 116 countries

  • The report ranks Kenya at position 87 out of the 116 countries that were considered globally.
  • 23% of Kenyans go to sleep on an empty stomach, according to the report.
  • More than 650,000 children under five years require treatment for malnutrition.

Kenya is ranked the 30th hungriest nation among 116 countries in the 2021 Global Hunger Index report.

The report ranks Kenya at position 87 out of the 116 countries that were considered globally.

23% of Kenyans go to sleep on an empty stomach, according to the report, and more than 650,000 children under five years require treatment for malnutrition.

Somalia is the worst hit nation overall with 50% of its citizens facing starvation; they’re followed by Burundi, Comoros, South Sudan and Syria with between 35-49.9%.

Among the factors that contributed to the high number of people who cannot access proper meals are: the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and conflicts.

According to the report, if the current situation is anything to go by, the progress toward zero hunger by 2030 globally will not be achieved.

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