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11 Oct 2018 description


The 2018 Global Hunger Index (GHI) shows that the world has made gradual, long-term progress in reducing overall hunger, but this progress has been uneven. Areas of severe hunger and undernutrition stubbornly persist, reflecting human misery for millions.

The Global Picture

07 Nov 2017 description
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Bonn, November 7, 2017 – The vulnerability of countries worldwide to extreme natural events has declined. On average, people are better prepared for natural hazards such as cyclones or earthquakes than they were five years ago. This is the outcome of a five-year analysis of the WorldRiskIndex. Today, Bündnis Entwicklung Hilft presents its new WorldRiskReport at the COP 23 Climate Conference in Bonn.

18 Oct 2017 description

Alors qu’une longue période de recul a été enregistrée entre 2000 et 2016, les niveaux de la faim dans le monde progressent de nouveau en 2017 faisant augmenter le nombre de personnes sous-alimentées. Pas moins de 815 millions de personnes souffrent aujourd’hui de la faim, ce qui représente une hausse inquiétante de 38 millions d’individus par rapport à 2016. Si les conditions climatiques expliquent en partie cette situation, l’explosion du nombre de conflits participe majoritairement à cette augmentation génératrice d’inégalités alarmantes.

12 Oct 2017 description
  • Report Rates Hunger “Serious”, “Alarming” or “Extremely Alarming” in 52 countries

  • 27 Percent Reduction in Global Hunger Index Scores Since 2000

21 Sep 2017 description
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The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger globally and by country and region. Calculated each year by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the GHI highlights successes and failures in hunger reduction and provides insights into the drivers of hunger. By raising awareness and understanding of regional and country differences in hunger, the GHI aims to trigger actions to reduce hunger.

06 Jun 2017 description
report Welthungerhilfe

What we achieve

Since its establishment in 1962, Welthungerhilfe has supported 8,517 international projects with approximately 3.27 billion euros, including 6,120 self-help projects.

26 Aug 2016 description

The World Risk Report 2016 analyses the role that infrastructure plays in shaping a country’s disaster risk. The World Risk Index, calculated by the University of Stuttgart, is an integral part of the report as it ranks 171 countries according to their risk of becoming a victim of a disaster as a result of natural hazards such as floods, cyclones, or earthquakes.

In fact, the World Risk Index intends to give answers to the following questions:

  • How likely is an extreme natural event, and will it affect people?

20 Jun 2016 description
report Welthungerhilfe

Demands to Germany and the EU for dealing with refugees and migrants

(20/06/2016) The number of refugees in Germany rose in the past year and will continue to rise - but not only here. Across the world, more than 65 million people have fled their homes, three quarters of them find refuge in their home country or in another developing country.

08 Mar 2016 description
report Welthungerhilfe

Women make up 70% of people living in poverty in rural areas. Although they play a key role for sustainable development and fighting hunger.

Gender equality is a recognised human right. However, millions of women are still disadvantaged and suffer discrimination and poverty. They are often being under-estimated or even suppressed. Welthungerhilfe gives women strength and supports them in demanding their rights themselves. Goals can only be reached together – both men and women benefit from Welthungerhilfe's work.

01 Dec 2015 description
report Welthungerhilfe

It is difficult to know where to begin picking oneself up in the wake of devastating attacks on the lives of civilians. Parisians on an evening out, Syrians fleeing a dismal reality, the relentless bombs raining down on Beirut. Intended targets or collateral damage? Our immediate histories are pock marked with circular patterns of depravity that we have mostly failed to collectively confront.

30 Oct 2015 description
report Welthungerhilfe

Scientists warn of Super El Niño: Across the world, people need help against its effects like heavy rains and droughts

A super El Niño is expected by the end of 2015. The climate phenomenon El Niño occurs every 2 – 7 years and influences the weather across almost the entire world. Which weather events might occur? What are their impacts on people and the environment? Which countries are most at risk? What is Welthungerhilfe doing in the face of the threatening disasters? Find out more here.

12 Oct 2015 description

Malgré des chiffres faisant état d’améliorations de la faim dans le monde, le niveau de la faim reste grave voire alarmant dans 52 pays en développement

Les conflits demeurent une des causes majeures de l’insécurité alimentaire

Lundi 12 octobre 2015 – L’Indice de la faim dans le monde 2015 (GHI) montre que le niveau de la faim dans les pays en développement pris dans leur ensemble s’améliore depuis l’an 2000, affichant une baisse de 27%.

12 Oct 2015 description


Does armed conflict lead to hunger? Does hunger lead to armed conflict? The latest Global Hunger Index has examined these topical questions.

The Global Hunger Index is a joint report by Welthungerhilfe, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Irish non-governmental organisation Concern Worldwide. Its 10th edition was published on the 12th of October 2015.

09 Oct 2015 description

The European Union and its Member States must urgently scale up their responses to the refugee crisis in the Middle East and Europe as winter approaches before more lives get lost, five major humanitarian organisations said today.

As another high-level EU migration meeting convenes on October 8, the organisations – CARE International, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Welthungerhilfe, International Catholic Migration Committee (ICMC), and World Vision – called for a common and comprehensive approach that addresses root causes of displacement and prioritizes human rights.