International statistics Worldwide 735 million people were undernourished in 2022

According to estimates of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) the number or undernourished people in the world reached a total of 735 million in 2022, which corresponds to 9% of the world population. This is a decrease on 2002 (828 million).

This data and more is featured in the recently published FAO report The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World and can be downloaded here.