Visible hunger is far from being defeated - and the problem of hidden hunger is still much bigger.

(13/10/2014) Too few food calories is one thing, too few micronutrients is the other. This form of malnutrition is known as hidden hunger. Worldwide, two billion people suffer from unrecognised hunger, because vitamins and micronutrients are lacking. The Global Hunger Index 2014 looks particularly at these people.

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Annual Report 2013: Welthungerhilfe South Asia

Welthungerhilfe is devoted to improving Food and Nutrition Security in the world. Together with Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia remains most affected by hunger and poverty and continues to be one of the focus regions of Welthungerhilfe.

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Annual Report 2012: Welthungerhilfe South Asia

The celebration of 50 years of Welthungerhilfe in 2012 was a matter of joy and pride, more so because of the fact that we have reached out to millions of lives and have impacted them positively. A staggering 6,500 projects were implemented in 40 countries worth more than EUR 2 billion, including around 1,000 projects in South Asia!

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Global Hunger Index (GHI)

The Global Hunger Index 2013

The 2013 Global Hunger Index (GHI), which reflects data from the period 2008–2012, shows that global hunger has improved since 1990, falling by one-third. Despite the progress made, the level of hunger in the world remains “serious,” with 870 million people going hungry, according to estimates by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

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Annual Report 2011: Welthungerhilfe South Asia

The year 2011 saw the world economy shaking once again. More and more people have realised that the paradigm of market liberalisation and privatisation which was at the center of economic policies around the world, left people to worry about the volatility of economies and growing inequalities - be it in Europe or South Asia. It is now time to propagate a development agenda that is in line with social objectives.

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Publication: South Asia Regional Office

Standing Her Ground - Rights of Women to Land, Livelihood and Natural Resources

Welthungerhilfe, with its mandate to ensure food security amongst the most deprived, has systematically ensured a gendered approach in all its efforts, especially in eliminating the structural disadvantages of women and girls.

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Publication: Welthungerhilfe


Starvation in Sahel – no easing of the situation in sight. The donors have impressively proved their solidarity with the victims of the disaster and we would like to thank them for this,” said Dr. Wolfgang Jamann, Chief Executive Board of Welthungerhilfe at the presentation of the 2011 Annual Report.

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India: A Sacred Forest To Fight Hunger: A Sarpanch’s Big Idea

Mandla (Women’s Feature Service) – For tribal communities, the forest has traditionally been their habitat, their source of income and their nutritional lifeline. So protection of the green cover and ready access to forest produce are issues that are connected with their survival. In India, while The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, recognises the rights of forest-dwellers over land and other resources, in reality there is a constant tussle going on between communities and forest officials.

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Welthungerhilfe engages with the media at three different levels; German journalists based out of the respective countries, national media and local media at the project level.




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