Based on data from the Global Hunger Index (GHI), Pakistan stands at 88 in undernourished nations. India marked at 94.
Undernourishment, child wasting, child stunting, and child mortality – these are the elements which constitute the title for an undernourished country.
Last year, GHI marked India at number 102 out of 117 countries. The country has improved its status and reached 92 out of 107.
Pakistan scored at 88 this year which came down from 94 in the last year. Bangladesh stands at number 75 and Sri Lanka at number 64.
Other facts for India, as from the sources, include; child wasting rate for the current year is 17.3% while it was 20.8% in the last year.
Global Hunger Index (GHI) also said in their recent report:
Data from 1991 through 2014 for Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan showed that stunting is concentrated among children from households facing multiple forms of deprivation, including poor dietary diversity, low levels of maternal education, and household poverty
Other nations with critical situations include Afghanistan, Chad, Timor-Leste, and Madagascar.
The data from GHI is based on several surveys and is mainly shared to understand the weakness of a nation and the subsequent planning to overcome those weaknesses. It shouldn’t be taken for a simple comparison basis.
GHI shared their detailed results on their official website. It’s open for everyone and governments and the people should give them a brief review to think of ways to eliminate undernourishment from the world.