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A new from the United Nations says one in eight people around the world does not have food. The U.N. reports that 842 million people from very serious hunger. This is about 12 per cent of the world population. This has gone down. It was 17 per cent in 1992. The U.N. says many countries still cannot find to feed their people. Africa is the with the highest of undernourished people. The U.N. says that one in five Africans is . In over 19 African nations, more than a of the population goes hungry. The U.N. said 98 per cent of the world's hungry people live in countries.

The World Food Programme (WFP) that undernourishment is "not having enough food for an active and healthy life" and an to "meet dietary energy ". The WFP said is now the largest risk to people's health around the world. It is a more serious problem than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis . One of the biggest reasons for people being hungry is . The U.N. said developing countries that have experienced war in the 20 years have bigger problems feeding their people. Scientists say this could get worse because of change. Hotter temperatures in more countries will mean cannot grow enough food, leading to more hunger.

 


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