While many of us cannot even imagine what it feels like to be hungry continuously, there are many people in different parts of the world who suffers from the problem of hunger and there are many countries we probably haven’t even heard of where people suffer from poverty, the crisis of food, starvation, malnutrition, famine and many other things. The problem of hunger of a country is determined by Global Hunger Index score. Here is a list of some of the hungriest countries in the world where the availability of sufficient amount of food for its people is a huge crisis and people suffer hugely from the problem of hunger continuously.

  1. Burundi

 

It is the hungriest nation in Africa and half of the population here live below the poverty line and more than 50% of the total population here suffers from malnutrition. This country is at the top of the global hunger index. There is a lot of political violence in this country and also because of its overpopulation, soil erosion, climate change and high prices of food the country imports more and produces and exports food less. These are the major reason that Burundi remains one of the hungriest countries in the world.

  1. Yemen

It is believed that about 41% of the total population of Yemen suffer from the crisis of food and it is one of the poorest and hungriest countries in the world where people face the problem of hunger. Here the Child malnutrition rates are among the highest in the world and half of the children were under the age group of 5 suffer from malnutrition. Millions of people here are unable to produce or buy the food. Because of high prices of the food, endemic poverty, political instability in the country, conflicts, displacement on a mass scale and inrush of the migrants for many years Yemen is facing the basic problem of hunger and food security.

  1. Comoros

Comoros got independence in the year 1975 from France and it is a small country which consists of three small islands off the coast of Mozambique. But this country suffers hugely from the problem of hunger and high rates of the death of infants. About half of the population here lives below the poverty line. The population of the country is increasing fast but the economic growth of the country and the rate of education is not keeping up with the pace of the fast-growing population here and this is one of the reasons for the problem of hunger in this nation.

  1. Chad

Chad is surrounded and affected by the conflicts with its neighboring countries. More than 2.4 million people here suffer from the problem of hunger because of the lack of food. It is a low income and landlocked country and because of its dry climate there is not much economic development in this country and so there is the problem of food security here. The Sahelian region of Chad suffers hugely from malnutrition and Chad depends a lot on the external help for its problem of food especially in this region. There are also many refugees living here from the neighboring countries because of which the problem of a food crisis is even more here.

  1. Ethiopia

It is one of the least developed countries in the world and Ethiopia has suffered from drought for almost three decades now. There are a lot of political conflicts in the country and the literacy rate is very low. People here are very poor and suffer from malnutrition and starvation. There are also many refugees here from countries like Somalia, Sudan, and South Sudan and so the crisis of food remains constant the food security is a major problem here and it is one of the hungriest countries.

  1. Timor Leste

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This small island has a population of just over 1 million people but it is one of the poorest countries in the world and half of the children here suffer from malnutrition. People here suffer from ‘hunger season’ between November and March where they do not get sufficient food to eat and new crops do get harvested. There is no proper economic development in this country and it has poor infrastructure because of which the country suffers hugely from the problem of hunger.

  1. Eritrea

It is one of the least developing countries in the world and more than 12 million people here have been affected by drought. The economic growth in this country is stagnant, there is lack of financial investment, many productive lands here are not used and also there is a lack of skilled agricultural workers and this makes Eritrea one of the hungriest countries in the world.

  1. Madagascar

This country is exposed to natural disasters like cyclone, drought, and flooding frequently because of which the security of food is a huge problem here. Madagascar has the fourth-highest child malnutrition rate in the world. A food crisis is a major problem in this country also because of excessive cutting down of the trees and poor management of the land. Many rainforests here have been cut down to use the woods for cooking and other agricultural purposes.

  1. Sudan

Sudan is a very hungry, poor and an unstable nation. The country suffers from the problem of hunger because of the extreme climatic conditions here and also because of internal conflicts within the country. This country is suffering hugely from the problem of hunger and food security for many years now it is one of the hungriest countries in the world.

  1. Zambia

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Zambia suffers from the problem of poverty, malnutrition, and crisis of food. The poverty rate in this country has cut down in the last few years but still, the rural areas here suffer from poverty more than the urban areas. Many children suffer from malnutrition. Zambia depends heavily on seasonal rainfall for the crops but there is not a much financial investment for the change in farming methods and use of more modern techniques of farming because of which there is a problem of food security. Many parts of the country are undernourished.

These are some of the countries which suffer from hunger and crisis of food and there are several other countries which are affected hugely by the problem of hunger. So, the next time we think of wasting our food we should first think of the people who are suffering from hunger and unable to get sufficient amount of food to fulfill their stomach at the same time. There are many food programmes and we should always lend our hands and do whatever we can to help the people who suffer from hunger and starvation and are in need of food.

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