2021 Global Hunger Index reveals world rankings; Find out where Sri Lanka stands
Posted on October 17th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia

Colombo, Oct 17 (newsin.asia) – In the 2021 Global Hunger Index, Sri Lanka ranks 65th out of the 116 countries with sufficient data to calculate 2021 GHI scores. With a score of 16.0, Sri Lanka has a level of hunger that is moderate.

For the 2021 GHI report, data were assessed for 135 countries. Out of these, there were sufficient data to calculate 2021 GHI scores for and rank 116 countries (by way of comparison, 107 countries were ranked in the 2020 report). For 19 countries, individual scores could not be calculated and ranks could not be determined owing to lack of data. Where possible, these countries were provisionally designated by severity.

The GHI score is based on four indicators—undernourishment; child wasting or the share of children under the age of five who have low weight for their height, reflecting acute undernutrition; child stunting or the number of under-5 children who have low height for their age, reflecting chronic undernutrition; and child mortality.

Neighbours India (101), Nepal (76), Bangladesh (76), Myanmar (71) and Pakistan (92) are in the ‘alarming’ hunger category.

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