Lesotho Hunger Statistics 2001-2021

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%.
  • Lesotho hunger statistics for 2018 was 32.60%, a 5.3% decline from 2017.
  • Lesotho hunger statistics for 2017 was 37.90%, a 0.5% increase from 2016.
  • Lesotho hunger statistics for 2016 was 37.40%, a 0.6% increase from 2015.
  • Lesotho hunger statistics for 2015 was 36.80%, a 14.1% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % of Population
Lesotho 32.60%
Timor-Leste 30.90%
Congo, Rep. 28.00%
Kenya 23.00%
Mongolia 21.30%
Angola 18.60%
Cabo Verde 18.50%
Nicaragua 17.20%
Eswatini 16.90%
Bolivia 15.50%
Cambodia 14.50%
Philippines 14.50%
Myanmar 14.10%
India 14.00%
Honduras 13.80%
Solomon Islands 13.20%
Bangladesh 13.00%
Nigeria 12.60%
Sudan 12.40%
Pakistan 12.30%
Sao Tome and Principe 12.00%
Mauritania 11.90%
Vanuatu 9.80%
Indonesia 9.00%
El Salvador 8.90%
Georgia 8.20%
Sri Lanka 7.60%
Ghana 6.50%
Kyrgyz Republic 6.40%
Vietnam 6.40%
Cameroon 6.30%
Egypt 4.70%
Morocco 4.30%
Ukraine 3.50%
Kiribati 3.00%
Uzbekistan 2.60%
Tunisia 2.50%
Lesotho Hunger Statistics - Historical Data
Year % of Population Annual Change
2018 32.60% -5.30%
2017 37.90% 0.50%
2016 37.40% 0.60%
2015 36.80% 14.10%
2014 22.70% 7.20%
2013 15.50% 3.60%
2012 11.90% 0.30%
2011 11.60% -0.10%
2010 11.70% -0.30%
2009 12.00% -0.40%
2008 12.40% -0.10%
2007 12.50% -0.40%
2006 12.90% -0.90%
2005 13.80% -1.70%
2004 15.50% -1.50%
2003 17.00% -1.60%
2002 18.60% -1.60%
2001 20.20% -1.60%