Impact of Pandemic
on Hunger Around the World

  • Number of people without sufficient food: over 1 billion
  • Year with highest level of hunger in the last decade: 2021
  • Children missing school and school-based meals: 1 billion
  • Estimated increase in people who are chronically hungry due to the pandemic: 83 to 132 million
  • Hardest hit by the pandemic: women and young people in low- and middle-income countries

For More Information:
Save the Children:
Oxfam International:
International Rescue Committee: