SOFI report: Record hunger on the rise, UN study says

Global hunger is at record levels and rising, according to the latest figures from the UN.

Up to 828 million people went hungry in 2021, the ‘State of Food and Nutrition in the World 2022’ (SOFI) report reveals, an increase of 46 million on the previous year and an increase of 150 million people since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The study – published Wednesday (6 July) by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the International Fund for Agricultural Development, UNICEF, the World Health Organization and the World Food Programme (WFP) – paints a grim picture of food security globally.