Nepal Hunger Statistics 2001-2024

Population below minimum level of dietary energy consumption (also referred to as prevalence of undernourishment) shows the percentage of the population whose food intake is insufficient to meet dietary energy requirements continuously. Data showing as 5 may signify a prevalence of undernourishment below 5%.
  • Nepal hunger statistics for 2020 was 5.50%, a 0.7% increase from 2019.
  • Nepal hunger statistics for 2019 was 4.80%, a 0.5% increase from 2018.
  • Nepal hunger statistics for 2018 was 4.30%, a 0.1% increase from 2017.
  • Nepal hunger statistics for 2017 was 4.20%, a 0.3% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Population
Somalia 53.10%
Central African Republic 52.20%
Madagascar 48.50%
Haiti 47.20%
North Korea 41.60%
Yemen 41.40%
Democratic Republic of Congo 39.80%
Liberia 38.30%
Rwanda 35.80%
Mozambique 32.70%
Chad 32.70%
Afghanistan 29.80%
Sierra Leone 27.40%
Ethiopia 24.90%
Tanzania 22.60%
Gambia 21.60%
Togo 18.80%
Burkina Faso 18.00%
Malawi 17.80%
Mali 9.80%
Senegal 7.50%
Benin 7.40%
Nepal 5.50%
Nepal Hunger Statistics - Historical Data
Year % of Population Annual Change
2020 5.50% 0.70%
2019 4.80% 0.50%
2018 4.30% 0.10%
2017 4.20% -0.30%
2016 4.50% -0.80%
2015 5.30% -0.80%
2014 6.10% -0.70%
2013 6.80% -0.90%
2012 7.70% -0.90%
2011 8.60% -1.30%
2010 9.90% -1.30%
2009 11.20% -1.80%
2008 13.00% -1.90%
2007 14.90% -1.00%
2006 15.90% -0.90%
2005 16.80% -0.80%
2004 17.60% -2.20%
2003 19.80% -1.90%
2002 21.70% -1.80%
2001 23.50% -1.80%