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  • Some 795million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life. That’s about one in nine people on earth.
  • 13.5 percent of the population is undernourished. Sub-Saharan Africa is the region with the highest prevalence.
  • One person in four there is undernourished. Poor nutrition causes nearly half (45%) of deaths in children.
  • 66 million primary school-age children attend classes hungry across the developing world, with 23 million in Africa alone.
  • WFP calculates that US$3.2 billion is needed per year to reach all the targeted 66 million hungry school-age children.