Policy brief: Investing in nutrition

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Policy brief: Investing in nutrition

Building healthy households and prosperous societies

After years of decline in hunger, the number of undernourished people has been on the rise for several years in a row.

There are more than 820 million hungry people in the world today. In total, about 2 billion people suffer moderate food insecurity, including those who may not necessarily suffer from hunger but lack access to sufficient and nutritious food. 

All countries in the world are facing a threat of undernourished populations and many developing countries now face a multifaceted burden of hunger, underweight, micronutrient deficiencies and overweight conditions.