Oct 11, 2017

Africa tops global hunger index, driven by war and climate shocks

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Thomson Reuters Foundation
Yousef Chergui, 21, herds on his uncle's land. Image by Yasmin Bendaas, Ahead of the Herd
Yousef Chergui, 21, herds on his uncle's land. Image by Yasmin Bendaas, Ahead of the Herd

Global hunger has fallen more than a quarter since 2000, but conflict and climate shocks are beginning to reverse these gains, an annual global hunger index said on Thursday.