D. R. Congo
The second-largest country in Africa is one of the world’s poorest despite its wealth of natural resources. The majority of the 80 million residents of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, known as Zaire until 1997, live in extreme poverty. More than 40 per cent of children under five are malnourished, almost 1 in 10 children die before reaching the age of five. The country is defined by political instability, war and violence. According to UNICEF, 2.1 million people are currently refugees in their own country.
Global Hunger Index (GHI) of Welthungerhilfe and partner calculates the nutritional situation of a country once a year. The lower the GHI value, the better the rank and the better the situation.More about Global Hunger Index