Top 10 Hungriest Countries in the World in 2022


Nigeria and other countries that made the top 10 hungriest countries in the world in 2022.

Many organizations, including the United Nations, have committed to meeting deadlines in order to end hunger by 2030. After some years of increasing levels of global hunger and 2020 being no exception with this increase at a higher rate than before it seems like Zero Hunger is an even steeper climb that may be too difficult for these groups or individuals committing themselves towards its achievement

Many organizations are making their way up the mountain toward Zero Hunger but after seeing increases in global hunger over several years I’m not sure if they will make it on time due to how steep this goal has become.

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From the perspective of global food security, more than half of the world’s population live in “hungry” nations – countries where per capita food availability is less than 2,100 calories per day. These countries are facing a crisis as climate change and population growth are making it harder to produce enough food.

In this article, we explore the hungriest countries in the world right now.

#10. Nigeria

Nigeria Hunger

Nigeria has one of the highest mortality rates for children under 5 in the world.
The second-largest country in Africa, Nigeria is also among those with high levels of inequality and food insecurity – which can be observed by examining disparities between some states like Kebbi where 66% are stunted but 25% die before they turn five years old to other areas such as Lagos or Bayelsa that boast a much lower mortality rate around 3%.

Nigeria is a country in Africa with many people living below the poverty line. All of the African continent, including Nigeria, has a plateauing global population rate and an aging population. But why don’t these statistics answer your question? Nigerian people can be happy or hungry…just like any person on earth can be happy or hungry if they desire it enough to do so. Happiness and hunger are both mental conditions that each individual IS master of themselves. And no outside forces can guarantee one happiness nor override their own internal “hunger”. Your belief about what makes for unconditional happiness or stomach satisfaction may differ from someone else’s reality – who is right?

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Nigeria is a hungry country. Eighty-seven million Nigerians live in food-insecure households, and three out of four suffer from chronic malnourishment. One-quarter of children die before their fifth birthday from malnutrition, and political insecurity has spurred the largest mass migration since World War II. The low income and presence of crippling conditions such as drought make it difficult to feed the population. These factors are closely tied to hunger rates in Nigeria.

A lack of ability to satisfy our basic needs like food has led many into poverty that can be so hard that they eventually stop trying to get by – people have left their homes after years without any income just to find some way out because they cannot survive anymore without help.

#9. Afghanistan

Answer: Yes, Afghanistan is one of the hungriest countries in the world. It has an extremely high poverty rate and poor health infrastructure or social safety nets to provide for citizens who are impoverished.

Poverty rates in Afghanistan have been increasing over recent years; 44% of Afghans live below $2 a day, and 10% live below $1 a day. Repeated cycles of poverty also make it difficult for many families to break them through saving money or working more because they are continually living close to the edge.

81% of Afghan’s face moderate food security issues at least once a year (they lack sufficient household resources) while 59% face severe food insecurity events (run into chronic or recurrent shortages) every year on average.

Only 1/3 of Afghans are self-reliant in food production, with cereal agriculture judged to be “generally unsustainable,” while wheat harvesting, maize harvesting, and groundnut harvesting are expected to decrease by between 39% and 70%, respectively. As we’re still a decade away from some of these crops being harvested regularly, the worst may only just now be beginning. The long-term result will likely be widespread hunger for tens or even hundreds of millions if not more than a billion people in Afghanistan (as well as many other places).

#8. Lesotho

Lesotho is one of the hungriest countries in the world and has not been able to feed its population adequately for decades. Almost a third of Child Deaths In Lesotho is caused by hunger-related illnesses.
Lesotho’s economy was based on agriculture but because of persistent drought and wars with other countries, Lesotho’s now weak economy cannot afford to produce enough food for its population. Around 26% of children under five years old are stunted or too short for their age due to chronic malnourishment in Lesotho…
malnutrition in Lesotho is a major health problem that destroys people from the inside out and leaves them vulnerable to illness which then often leads to death.

#7. Sierra Leone

SIERRA LEONE is a hungry country in the world. Almost one-third of its population is food insecure, and about one-fourth are chronically food insecure.

Most households are expected to run short of food for at least 1 day every month during the typical lean season (period after the end of harvest). During extreme droughts, as many as 90% are estimated to become needy or hungry – meaning that they will eat below nutritional needs or lack access to reliable sources of safe water.

A major factor affecting access to food in SIERRA LEONE’s rural areas has been high poverty rates, which can lead some households not only to experience chronic hunger but also acute hunger when their crops fail due to lack of rainfall.

Sierra Leone is a developing nation and with it comes the hardship of hunger. With over 60% of our GDP going towards our agriculture industry, Sierra Leone has been in a constant state of hunger.

SIERRA LEONE is located near Monrovia, Liberia, which is both major agricultural zones in the West African region with plenty of arable lands – yet SIERRA LEONE remains struggling to feed its population of six million people and struggles with an annual deficit for food (despite running favorable weather conditions). A lack of development infrastructure including irrigation systems, private funding, and education makes farming difficult there.

#6. Liberia

Liberia Hunger


When Liberian families are not starving from the civil war, they’re forced to deal with border closures and economic loss.

The country has been ranked on The GHI’s ten hungriest countries list following its entry in 2019, but food insecurity stretches back to 1989-2003’s civil war that left 16% of Liberian families hungry.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is also known as Ebola virus disease (EVD), Liberia was hitless severely than it had by 2014’s EVD crisis—but many people were still affected due to closed borders or damaged economies after the outbreak caused widespread despair throughout Africa.

#5. Mozambique

Mozambique is one of the many struggling countries that has been affected with high rates of hunger. In 2015, Mozambique reached its goal to reduce their level of food insecurity by half and now ranks as number 5 on this list for 2018. Nearly a third (32%) experience chronic forms or undernourishment which indicates that they have not recovered from past levels while nearly 42% are experiencing stunted growth due to malnutrition.

#4. Haiti

Haiti has suffered through a devastating combination of political instability and natural disasters. The country’s food insecurity is the worst in the Western Hemisphere with 2.6 million people living without enough to eat at this time, but that number will soon increase as Haiti faces more disaster after Hurricane Matthew hit two years ago, fueled by their 2010 earthquake which devastated parts still recovering from previous hurricanes such as 2008’s Ike or 2005’s Katrina.

Many countries are not included on the 2020 Global Hunger Index due to insufficient data, including some that have appeared in previous versions of the world’s 10 hungriest countries. Based on available information though, it is estimated that the following nations would rank somewhere between Haiti and Madagascar when measuring hunger levels: Djibouti, Guinea-Bissau, Laos, Niger , Tajikistan, Uganda, Zambia etc.

#3. Madagascar

Extreme political instability and cyclones have left almost half of Madagascar’s districts classified as crisis-level food insecurity.

In order to combat this problem, the country needs more funding for agricultural programs that can create jobs in rural areas while also supporting production capacity through a variety of measures such as investing in infrastructure development or building up national seed systems.

Madagascar, along with the following two countries on this list, is one of three countries with full GHI data for 2020 that are classified as having an alarming level of food insecurity. One reason may be a troubling uptick in undernourishment rates from 30% to nearly 42%.

This has led to 41.6% child stunting and half the country’s districts being at crisis-level food insecurity due to political instability combined with more extreme weather patterns (resulting in 1.5 cyclones per year).

Madagascar shares many similarities when it comes to hunger levels alongside other developing nations such as Haiti or Niger; their poverty and lack of resources contribute heavily towards these high numbers.

#2. Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste-a country in East Asia and bordering Indonesia and Australia ranks second on the 2021 Global Hunger Index (GHI), is facing alarming levels of hunger.

There are many factors contributing to chronic food insecurity in Timor-Leste such as low agricultural productivity and inadequate intake quality and quantity when it comes to people’s diets.

One-third of 1,200,000 citizens suffer from this condition which has been classified as “alarming” according to the GHI report by 2020 where they ranked second highest out of 119 countries included.

The country suffers from chronic food insecurity; a major concern of thousands of its 1.2 million citizens that suffer from it to this day.

#1. Chad

Chad Hungriest Country In The World

In Chad, food and nutrition insecurity is driven by regional conflict, frequent drought, limited income-generating opportunities.

Even with the influx of refugees from conflicts in neighboring countries like Libya and Sudan which has contributed to widespread hunger for many years now; however, it is not just because they don’t have enough crops being grown or livestock animals that this country ranks as one of the highest on GHI scores – 44.7 alarmingly high ranks when there are sufficient data available worldwide to calculate such a score!

Chadians also face challenges caused by lack of access to social services due largely in part to their cost but more importantly geographical coverage across areas where people live who need them most desperately (especially those living outside major cities).


It’s predicted that by 2021, the world will be home to over 7.3 billion people, and of these 2.2 billion are estimated to suffer from chronic hunger; meaning they don’t know where their next meal is coming from.

If you’re looking for a way to make an impact on your global community, this post may have provided some food for thought in terms of how we can work together towards ending world hunger! Share it with someone who might want to help change the future one hungry person at a time.



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