Global hunger index 2019 report Nepal launching programme


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December 2019


With financial support from The Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2019 report produced by WHH and Concern Worldwide was launched for the first time in Kathmandu, Nepal on 5th December 2019. The 2019 GHI report is the 14th in an annual series, and presents the multi-dimensional measures of global, regional and national hunger. The report shows that while progress has been made in reducing hunger on a global scale since 2000, there is still a long way to go in terms of meeting the SDG ‘Zero Hunger’ goal. Of the 117 countries with GHI scores, Nepal ranks 73rd with relatively better GHI score compared to Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan in South Asia region. The 2019 report focuses on climate change – an increasingly relevant threat to the world’s hungry and vulnerable people that requires immediate attention.