World hunger in numbers

In the past two years the number of people so short of food that their lives or livelihoods are at risk has nearly doubled to 283 million. Why is this? And how could countries work together to reduce world hunger?


This week, understand how world hunger has been affected by climate change, covid-19 and conflict by looking at numbers from the news.

Use this one-hour Headline lesson to help your students:

  • Analyse the causes and effects of world hunger 
  • Consider how countries may work together successfully
  • Generate solutions and present their ideas

These teaching resources are supported by the British Council. The Economist Educational Foundation maintained full editorial control.

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