UN: 12 pct of world still hungry
- Published: 9 Oct 2012 at 22.02
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One in eight people worldwide still suffers from chronic hunger, the UN's food agency said Tuesday, describing the figure as "unacceptable'' and warning that the fight against hunger was slowing down.
"With almost 870 million people chronically undernourished in 2010-2012, the number of hungry people in the world remains unacceptably high,'' the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) said in its 2012 report on food insecurity.
The latest figures show that 12.5 percent of the world's population, or one person in every eight, has yet to be relieved of chronic hunger, it said.
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