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India among 25 countries where many go to bed hungry

October 28, 2013 09:05 IST
A boy waits for his meal at a community kitchen at a Sikh temple in the old quarters of Delhi.

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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India among 25 countries where many go to bed hungry

October 28, 2013 09:05 IST
A view of capital Bujumbura, Burundi.

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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India among 25 countries where many go to bed hungry

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A view of capital Asmara, Eritrea.

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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India among 25 countries where many go to bed hungry

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A view of the harbour in the Comoran capital Moroni.

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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India among 25 countries where many go to bed hungry

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East Timorese children play near a mural in capital Dili.

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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India among 25 countries where many go to bed hungry

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A view of capital Khartoum's Al Waha mall, Sudan.

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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India among 25 countries where many go to bed hungry

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A man fishes using the traditional kalabash method in the Lake Region near the town of Bol in Chad.

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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India among 25 countries where many go to bed hungry

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An aerial view of historical city of Shibam in southeastern Yemen.

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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India among 25 countries where many go to bed hungry

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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.

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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Madagascar's old colonial church (at the top of the hill) in the capital Antananarivo.

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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India among 25 countries where many go to bed hungry

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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.

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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India among 25 countries where many go to bed hungry

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Revellers take part in the annual national carnival in Santo Domingo, Haiti.

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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India among 25 countries where many go to bed hungry

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A view of a shopping district in capital Bangui, Central African Republic.

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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India among 25 countries where many go to bed hungry

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An aerial view shows Lumley Beach in the Sierra Leonean capital Freetown.

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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India among 25 countries where many go to bed hungry

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Pedestrians compete for space with motorcyclists at dusk on a street in capital Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

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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India among 25 countries where many go to bed hungry

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Fishermen walk to a boat on the Indian Ocean shore line in Vilanculo, Mozambique.

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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India among 25 countries where many go to bed hungry

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A boy sells roses while standing on a road divider during monsoon rains in Mumbai.

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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Houses are seen at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania's Hie district.

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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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.

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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India among 25 countries where many go to bed hungry

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People walk along Kennedy Bridge in Niamey, capital city of Niger.

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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India among 25 countries where many go to bed hungry

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Fishermen slip away at dawn from the harbour in Obock town in Djibouti.

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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India among 25 countries where many go to bed hungry

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People carry masks during a rally to celebrate Pohela Boishakh, the first day of Bengali new year, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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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Men walk with camels during sunset by the sea in Karachi, Pakistan.

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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India among 25 countries where many go to bed hungry

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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.

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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India among 25 countries where many go to bed hungry

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Dusk settles over the Angolan capital, Luanda.

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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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.

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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India among 25 countries where many go to bed hungry

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A view of the city skyline from the Zhongfu Building at night in Beijing, China.

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.