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India among 25 countries where many go to bed hungry

October 28, 2013 09:05 IST

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Although there has been a decline in people going to bed hungry since 1990, still more than 870 million go without food around the world.

Let's take a look at some countries, including India, that have highest number of people going hungry.

Source: International Food Policy Research Institute

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Image: A boy waits for his meal at a community kitchen at a Sikh temple in the old quarters of Delhi.
Photographs: Reinhard Krause/Reuters

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Burundi

Global Hunger Index score in 2013: 38.8 points

Global Hunger Index score in 2005: 39.5 points

Overall rank in number of people going hungry: 1

Burundi, whose economy depends on agriculture, had a GDP of $3.15 billion in 2010.

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Image: A view of capital Bujumbura, Burundi.
Photographs: Source, SteveRwanda/Wikipedia Commons

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Eritrea

Global Hunger Index score in 2013: 35.0 points

Global Hunger Index score in 2005: 39.3 points

Overall rank in number of people going hungry: 2

Eritrea, a mineral rich country, had a GDP of $3.10 billion in 2012.

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Image: A view of capital Asmara, Eritrea.
Photographs: Radu Sigheti/Reuters

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Comoros

Global Hunger Index score in 2013: 33.6 points

Global Hunger Index score in 2005: 29.8 points

Overall rank in number of people going hungry: 3

Comoros, one of the world's poorest nations, had a GDP of $887.4 million in 2012.

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Image: A view of the harbour in the Comoran capital Moroni.
Photographs: Antony Njuguna/Reuters

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East Timor

Global Hunger Index score in 2013: 29.6 points

Global Hunger Index score in 2005: 26.0 points

Overall rank in number of people going hungry: 4

East Timor, which has nearly 48 per cent population living below the poverty line, had a GDP of $9.62 billion in 2011.

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Image: East Timorese children play near a mural in capital Dili.
Photographs: Beawiharta/Reuters

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Sudan

Global Hunger Index score in 2013: 27.0 points

Global Hunger Index score in 2005: 24.7 points

Overall rank in number of people going hungry: 5

Sudan, whose economy depends largely on agriculture, had a GDP of $100 billion in 2010.

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Image: A view of capital Khartoum's Al Waha mall, Sudan.
Photographs: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters
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Chad

Global Hunger Index score in 2013: 26.9 points

Global Hunger Index score in 2005: 29.7 points

Overall rank in number of people going hungry: 6

Chad, a landlocked country, had a GDP of $19.79 billion in 2011.

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Image: A man fishes using the traditional kalabash method in the Lake Region near the town of Bol in Chad.
Photographs: Emmanuel Braun/Reuters
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Yemen

Global Hunger Index score in 2013: 26.5 points

Global Hunger Index score in 2005: 27.9 points

Overall rank in number of people going hungry: 7

Yemen, which has more than 45 per cent population living below the poverty line, had a GDP of $54.85 billion in 2012.

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Image: An aerial view of historical city of Shibam in southeastern Yemen.
Photographs: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters
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Ethiopia

Global Hunger Index score in 2013: 25.7 points

Global Hunger Index score in 2005: 31.0 points

Overall rank in number of people going hungry: 8

Ethiopia, the second-most populous country in Africa, had a GDP of $103.1 billion in 2012.

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Image: A view of a sulphur lake in Ethiopia's Danakil Depression. The Danakil is the lowest point in Africa and has the hottest annual average temperature on the planet.
Photographs: Barry Malone/Reuters

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Madagascar

Global Hunger Index score in 2013: 25.2 points

Global Hunger Index score in 2005: 24.4 points

Overall rank in number of people going hungry: 9

Madagascar, which mainly exports shrimps, coffee and vanilla, had a GDP of $10.11 billion in 2012.

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Image: Madagascar's old colonial church (at the top of the hill) in the capital Antananarivo.
Photographs: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

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Zambia

Global Hunger Index score in 2013: 24.1 points

Global Hunger Index score in 2005: 25.3 points

Overall rank in number of people going hungry: 10

Zambia, one of the safest investment destinations in the world, had a GDP of $20.68 billion in 2012.

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Image: A man somersaults at the edge of the 110 metre high main falls of the Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River which forms the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Photographs: Howard Burditt/Reuters

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Haiti

Global Hunger Index score in 2013: 23.3 points

Global Hunger Index score in 2005: 27.0 points

Overall rank in number of people going hungry: 11

Haiti, one of the poorest countries in Americas, had a GDP of $13.13 billion in 2012.

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Image: Revellers take part in the annual national carnival in Santo Domingo, Haiti.
Photographs: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

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Central African Republic

Global Hunger Index score in 2013: 23.3 points

Global Hunger Index score in 2005: 28.5 points

Overall rank in number of people going hungry: 12

Central African Republic, one of the least developed countries in the world, had a GDP of $3.84 billion in 2012.

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Image: A view of a shopping district in capital Bangui, Central African Republic.
Photographs: Source, Afrika Force/Wikipedia Commons

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Sierra Leone

Global Hunger Index score in 2013: 22.8 points

Global Hunger Index score in 2005: 28.4 points

Overall rank in number of people going hungry: 13

Sierra Leone, one of the least developed countries in the world, had a GDP of $8.41 billion in 2012.

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Image: An aerial view shows Lumley Beach in the Sierra Leonean capital Freetown.
Photographs: Simon Akam/Reuters

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Burkina Faso

Global Hunger Index score in 2013: 22.2 points

Global Hunger Index score in 2005: 26.6 points

Overall rank in number of people going hungry: 14

Burkina Faso, one of the poorest countries in the world, had a GDP of $24.03 billion in 2012.

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Image: Pedestrians compete for space with motorcyclists at dusk on a street in capital Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
Photographs: Joe Penney/Reuters

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Mozambique

Global Hunger Index score in 2013: 21.5 points

Global Hunger Index score in 2005: 25.1 points

Overall rank in number of people going hungry: 15

Mozambique, which has managed to reduce its foreign debt, had a GDP of $26.69 billion in 2012.

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Image: Fishermen walk to a boat on the Indian Ocean shore line in Vilanculo, Mozambique.
Photographs: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters

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India

Global Hunger Index score in 2013: 21.3 points

Global Hunger Index score in 2005: 24.0 points

Overall rank in number of people going hungry: 16

India, one of the fastest growing economies in the world, had a GDP of $1.83 trillion in 2012.

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Image: A boy sells roses while standing on a road divider during monsoon rains in Mumbai.
Photographs: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters
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Tanzania

Global Hunger Index score in 2013: 20.6 points

Global Hunger Index score in 2005: 20.5 points

Overall rank in number of people going hungry: 17

Tanzania, which has an external debt of $7.9 billion, had a GDP of $73.5 billion in 2012.

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Image: Houses are seen at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania's Hie district.
Photographs: Katrina Manson/Reuters

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Republic of Congo

Global Hunger Index score in 2013: 20.5 points

Global Hunger Index score in 2005: 18.4 points

Overall rank in number of people going hungry: 18

Republic of Congo, which depends largely on petroleum industry, had a GDP of $19.27 billion in 2012.

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Image: Baka, a Mbendjele pygmy, stops to make a fire in the northern forests of the Congo Republic while another behind him holds a Global Positioning System handset.
Photographs: John Nelson/Tropical Forest Trust/Handout/Reuters

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Niger

Global Hunger Index score in 2013: 20.3 points

Global Hunger Index score in 2005: 25.6 points

Overall rank in number of people going hungry: 19

Niger, which depends largely on aid, had a GDP of $11.63 billion in 2011.

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Image: People walk along Kennedy Bridge in Niamey, capital city of Niger.
Photographs: Luc Gnago/Reuters
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Djibouti

Global Hunger Index score in 2013: 19.5 points

Global Hunger Index score in 2005: 24.0 points

Overall rank in number of people going hungry: 20

Djibouti, which has limited natural resources, had a GDP of $1.73 billion in 2007.

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Image: Fishermen slip away at dawn from the harbour in Obock town in Djibouti.
Photographs: Ed Harris/Reuters

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Bangladesh

Global Hunger Index score in 2013: 19.4 points

Global Hunger Index score in 2005: 20.2 points

Overall rank in number of people going hungry: 21

Bangladesh, one of the fastest growing economies in the region, had a GDP of $153.6 billion in 2012.

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Image: People carry masks during a rally to celebrate Pohela Boishakh, the first day of Bengali new year, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Photographs: Andrew Biraj/Reuters

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Pakistan

Global Hunger Index score in 2013: 19.3 points

Global Hunger Index score in 2005: 21.2 points

Overall rank in number of people going hungry: 22

Pakistan, the 27th-largest economy in the world, had a GDP of $240 billion in 2012.

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Image: Men walk with camels during sunset by the sea in Karachi, Pakistan.
Photographs: Athar Hussain/Reuters

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Uganda

Global Hunger Index score in 2013: 19.2 points

Global Hunger Index score in 2005: 18.6 points

Overall rank in number of people going hungry: 23

Uganda, which has gone through internal troubles, is a mineral rich country.

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Image: Tourists paddle their raft during white water rafting at Itanda falls on the River Nile near Jinja district, 109km east of the Ugandan capital of Kampala.
Photographs: James Akena/Reuters
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Angola

Global Hunger Index score in 2013: 19.1 points

Global Hunger Index score in 2005: 22.7 points

Overall rank in number of people going hungry: 24

Angola, which has extensive oil and gas resources, had a GDP of $130.4 billion in 2012.

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Image: Dusk settles over the Angolan capital, Luanda.
Photographs: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

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Laos

Global Hunger Index score in 2013: 18.7 points

Global Hunger Index score in 2005: 23.7 points

Overall rank in number of people going hungry: 25

Laos, one of the poorest countries in Southeast Asia, had a GDP of $17.66 billion in 2011.

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Image: Nang Sangkhan, or Miss Lao New Year, pours water mixed with frangipanis and perfume over the head of a statue as she takes part in Lao New Year celebrations in capital Vientiane.
Photographs: Stringer/Reuters

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China

Global Hunger Index score in 2013: 5.5 points

Global Hunger Index score in 2005: 6.7 points

Overall rank in number of people going hungry: 73

China, the fastest growing economy in the world, had a GDP of $12.40 trillion in 2012.


Image: A view of the city skyline from the Zhongfu Building at night in Beijing, China.
Photographs: Jason Lee/Reuters
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