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Global hunger fell for a decade, but is now on the rise

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The number of undernourished people rose to 815 million last year—11% of the global population—from 777 million in 2015.

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Factors include an increase in conflicts, the effects of climate change on food production, and economic slowdowns in some poor countries.

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Last month, António Guterres, the Secretary-General of the UN, drew attention to potential famines in Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria, and Somalia.

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