FAO Food Insecurity report: hunger falls to under 800 million

This week, the Food and Agriculture Organization released its report, The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015. Good news is: the number of hungry people worldwide has dropped to roughly 795 million. But statistics are complicated, and hunger remains a critical problem in regions of protracted political and environmental crises. Some regions fare worse than in previous years. As the FAO reports, “24 African countries currently face food crises, twice as many as in 1990.” This video explains some of the complex issues affecting hunger numbers. And here’s the FAO’s own story on the report.