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World Disasters Report 2011

World Disasters Report 2011

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Although the world produces enough food to feed everyone, in 2011 almost one billion children, men and women go to bed hungry. This World Disasters Report analyses the causes of hunger and malnutrition and advocates some solutions.

There has been progress as the world’s population has grown, but in 2010 the number of undernourished people was higher: 925 million, according to the FAO – the majority in the Asia-Pacific region and in sub-Saharan Africa. Most live in rural areas.

A growing number of the world’s hungry also live in urban areas, while people in high-income countries do not escape hunger. Halving the proportion of people experiencing extreme poverty and hunger – the first of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals – is unlikely to be achieved.

Malnutrition is more widespread still: at least one billion people are undernourished while a staggering 1.5 billion people are overweight.

This report argues that creating a well-fed world will be even more challenging in the face of climate change; competition for resources, including land and water; increasing inequality; and continued high levels of spending on weapons.
Although the world produces enough food to feed everyone, in 2011 almost one billion children, men and women go to bed hungry. This World Disasters Report analyses the causes of hunger and malnutrition and advocates some solutions.

There has been progress as the world’s population has grown, but in 2010 the number of undernourished people was higher: 925 million, according to the FAO – the majority in the Asia-Pacific region and in sub-Saharan Africa. Most live in rural areas.

A growing number of the world’s hungry also live in urban areas, while people in high-income countries do not escape hunger. Halving the proportion of people experiencing extreme poverty and hunger – the first of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals – is unlikely to be achieved.

Malnutrition is more widespread still: at least one billion people are undernourished while a staggering 1.5 billion people are overweight.

This report argues that creating a well-fed world will be even more challenging in the face of climate change; competition for resources, including land and water; increasing inequality; and continued high levels of spending on weapons.

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Focus on hunger and malnutrition
WorldDisastersReport
 
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 Acknowledgements
 All rights reserved. Except for quotation in a review of the work, no part of this publicationmay be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means,electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior permissionof the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Tis publicationis copyright, but may be reproduced without fee for teaching purposes but not for resale.Formal permission is required for all such uses. For copying in any other circumstances, or forre-use in other publications, or for translation or adaptation, prior written permission must beobtained from the publisher.Te opinions expressed in this publication do not necessarily represent the ocial policy of theInternational Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies or of individual NationalRed Cross or Red Crescent Societies. Te designations used do not imply the expression of any opinion on the part of the International Federation or National Societies concerning the legalstatus of a territory or of its authorities.© International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, 2011ISBN 978-92-9139-165-3Editor: Lindsay KnightMain contributors: Sue Armstrong, Mark Curtis, Randolph Kent, Dan Maxwell,Frédéric Mousseau, Fred Pearce, Kate Sadler, Philip amminga and Geo ansey Design and production team: Benoît Matsha-Carpentier, Sue Pner, Reda Sadki and Josephine Shields Recass.Editorial board: Francesco Branca, Nicholas Crawford, Noel de Luna, Stephen Devereux,Kevin Farrell, Mukesh Kapila, Randolph Kent, David Nabarro, Matthias Schmale,Ruchi ripathi, Janet Voute and Peter WalkerReviewers: Kiemariam Amdemariam, Catherine Bellamy, Stephen Biggs, Salvano Briceño,Edward Clay, Paul Conneally, David Dolodec, George Irvin, David Satterthwaite,Ina Schönberg, Stefan Seebacher and Andrew Tow.Our sincere appreciation to the Language Unit, to everyone who assisted our contributorsduring their research and to the authors of text boxes for enhancing the featured content.Printed by Imprimerie Chirat, Lyons, FranceContact details:International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies17, Chemin des Crêts, P.O. Box 372CH-1211 Geneva 19, Switzerlandel.: +41 22 730 4222. Fax: +41 22 733 0395E-mail:secretariat@ifrc.org Web: www.ifrc.orgo order copies of the
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World Disasters Report 2011 – Focus on hunger and malnutrition
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Contents
International Federation of Red Crossand Red Crescent Societies
inside ront cover 
 Acknowledgements 2Introduction 8
Section I
Focus on hunger and malnutrition
Chapter 1 Reworking the global food system 10
Box 1.1 Te voices of the hungry 12Figure 1.1 Where do the hungry live? 14Figure 1.2 Undernourishment data versus the MDG target 15Figure 1.3 Progress towards Millennium Development Goal 1:Hunger target 15Box 1.2 Global aspirations, still unmet 16Box 1.3 Human rights to water and sanitation 17Box 1.4 Indias food security law will not feed the hungry 20Box 1.5 Saving seeds and speaking out: the women of Medak district, Andhra Pradesh, India 22
Chapter 2 Stunted lives: the disaster of undernutrition 36
Figure 2.1 Countries with the highest prevalence of childhood stunting 38Box 2.1 Questions of denition 38Box 2.2 Te ‘double burdenof malnutrition 40Figure 2.2 Causes of child malnutrition 45

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I know some poor countries even struggle to survive each meal day by day whereas some countries seem to pick only good foods to fulfill luxurious life. Shame.....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bC68mt...

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