- A new report has revealed that Nigeria is now ranked as 103 out of 121 countries with the largest population of persons hungry
- The latest figure shows the number of Nigerians going to bed hungry has increased compared to previous years
- This is despite large amounts of money being committed to various programs for the poor
Nigeria has been ranked 103 out of 121 countries in the 2022 Global Hunger Index, which signifies that the nation “has a level of serious hunger”.
The Global Hunger Index was jointly published by the German-based Welthungerhilfe and Dublin-based Concern Worldwide on Friday.
The report, which ranks countries by “severity”, gave Nigeria a score of 27.3 – a hunger level falling under the “serious” category.
The index has five levels of hunger under which each country falls – low, moderate, serious, alarming, and extremely alarming.
This is the second consecutive year in which Nigeria’s ranking on the scale remains the same.
Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, ranked 103 out of 116 countries in 2021 and 98 among 107 countries in 2020.
Global hunger ranking
According to the report, some 828 million people were affected by hunger globally in 2021, an increase of about 46 million people since 2020 and 150 million people since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The index indicates that the highest levels of hunger were in “Africa South of the Sahara” and South Asia – with progress against hunger in these regions having stagnated in recent years.
The report said:
“The situation is likely to worsen in the face of the current barrage of overlapping global crises – conflict, climate change, and the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic—all of which are powerful drivers of hunger.
“The war in Ukraine has further increased global food, fuel, and fertilizer prices and has the potential to contribute to food shortages in 2023 and beyond.”
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