Kenya 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%.
  • Kenya hunger statistics for 2020 was 26.90%, a 1.3% increase from 2019.
  • Kenya hunger statistics for 2019 was 25.60%, a 0.9% increase from 2018.
  • Kenya hunger statistics for 2018 was 24.70%, a 0.4% decline from 2017.
  • Kenya hunger statistics for 2017 was 25.10%, a 1.8% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % of Population
Lesotho 34.70%
Republic of Congo 31.60%
Kenya 26.90%
Timor-Leste 26.20%
Papua New Guinea 21.60%
Angola 20.80%
Nicaragua 18.60%
Solomon Islands 18.10%
Cabo Verde 17.70%
Pakistan 16.90%
India 16.30%
Honduras 15.30%
Bolivia 13.90%
Djibouti 13.50%
Sao Tome and Principe 13.50%
Sudan 12.80%
Nigeria 12.70%
Vanuatu 11.90%
Bangladesh 11.40%
Eswatini 11.00%
Mauritania 10.10%
El Salvador 7.70%
Georgia 7.60%
Cameroon 6.70%
Indonesia 6.50%
Cambodia 6.30%
Vietnam 5.70%
Morocco 5.60%
Kyrgyz Republic 5.30%
Philippines 5.20%
Egypt 5.10%
Lao PDR 5.10%
Kiribati 4.20%
Ghana 4.10%
Mongolia 3.60%
Sri Lanka 3.40%
Myanmar 3.10%
Tunisia 3.10%
Ukraine 2.80%
Uzbekistan 2.50%
Kenya Hunger Statistics - Historical Data
Year % of Population Annual Change
2020 26.90% 1.30%
2019 25.60% 0.90%
2018 24.70% -0.40%
2017 25.10% 1.80%
2016 23.30% 1.80%
2015 21.50% 1.90%
2014 19.60% 0.10%
2013 19.50% -0.30%
2012 19.80% -0.80%
2011 20.60% -1.60%
2010 22.20% -2.50%
2009 24.70% -1.90%
2008 26.60% -0.30%
2007 26.90% 0.80%
2006 26.10% -2.40%
2005 28.50% -3.60%
2004 32.10% -2.80%
2003 34.90% 1.30%
2002 33.60% 1.40%
2001 32.20% 1.40%