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6.3 Hunger: La faim 🥜

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Hunger: La faim 🥜

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According to the 2020 Global Hunger Index, an estimated 690 million people are undernourished. As of right now, the world is not on track to achieve the UN's 🇺🇳 sustainable goal of Zero Hunger by 2030. Hunger takes a particularly large toll on children 🧒: 144 million of which suffer from stunting due to chronic undernutrition and 47 million of which suffer from wasting due to acute undernutrition. The highest levels of hunger and undernutrition can be found in Africa South of the Sahara and South Asia 🌍 🌏.
Information gathered from Global Hunger Index.

Strive for Five Vocabulary 🔑

  • La faim - hunger
  • Sous-alimenté - undernourished
  • Retard de croissance - stunting
  • L'émaciation - wasting

Hunger in Madagascar: La faim au Madagascar 🇲🇬

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Madagascar est classé 161ème sur 189 pays en temps que pauvreté. 63% de la population de Madagascar pratiquent une agriculture de subsistance. La productivité agricole de ce pays est freinée par le changement climatique et la dégradation des ressources naturelles. Madagascar est vulnéable aux cyclones 🌪, inondations et épisodes de sécheresse. En 2014/15, 33% de la population était sous-alimentée (8 millions de personnes). Le taux de mortalité des enfants de moins de 5 ans est à 62/1000. 56% de ces décès sont liés à la malnutrition. En 2019, Madagascar était le 4ème pays au monde souffrant le plus de la faim.
Information gathered from Action Contre la Faim.

Strive for Five Vocabulary 🔑

  • agriculture de subsistance - subsistence agriculture
  • Inondations - floods
  • Sécheresse - drought
  • Taux de mortalité - rate of mortality
  • Décès - deaths

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