How many children are starving in the world?

The triple burden of malnutrition – undernutrition, hidden hunger and overweight – threatens the survival, growth and development of children and young people. Well-nourished children are better able to grow and learn, to participate in their communities and to be resilient in the face of disease, disaster and other emergencies.
  • Indicator: Weight-for-height <-3 SD (severe wasting), Survey Estimates
  • Location: World