Millions of people worldwide fight the hunger every day. Many countries are affected by poverty and famine for years and the situation is not improving. The top ten countries affected by hunger are:
Somalia – in July United Nation declared famine in Somalia. Is estimated that more than 1.5 million Somalis are affected by hunger and move across the country in search for food and health care.
Democratic Republic of Congo – the Second Congo War that started in 1998 and ended in 2003 affected severely the country. The malnutrition is still one of the main causes of death in this African state.
Sierra Leone – The civil war between 1991 and 2002 devastated the country that didn’t recovered yet. Only 50% of the population has access to safe drinking water and about 65% of the population depends on subsistence agriculture.
Haiti – Haiti has been from a long time the poorest country in the Americas. The 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit the country in January 2010 killed more than 220,000 people, destroyed official buildings and businesses and disrupted the poor economy. The country still fights to recover.
Burundi – The small African country is among the top ten poorest countries in the whole world with one of the lowest GDP per capita. A large part of the population is affected by malnutrition.
Eritrea – 80% of the population is involved in farming and herding and their welfare is often affected by drought.
Chad – The African country is affected by corruption and poverty. More than 80% of the population live below the poverty line.
Angola – The country was affected by decades of civil war and now starts to recover. The economic situation is still poor, half of the population living in poverty.
Comoros – With few natural resources and a fast growing population, the four island nation fights poverty and famine.
Madagascar – 85% of the 20 million people live in poverty. The recent economic growth only increased the gap between the rich and the poor.