Lesotho Hunger Statistics 2001-2022

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 2019 was 23.50%, a 2.7% increase from 2018.
  • Lesotho hunger statistics for 2018 was 20.80%, a 5.2% decline from 2017.
  • Lesotho hunger statistics for 2017 was 26.00%, a 2.3% decline from 2016.
  • Lesotho hunger statistics for 2016 was 28.30%, a 1.6% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % of Population
Republic of Congo 37.70%
Kenya 24.80%
Papua New Guinea 24.60%
Lesotho 23.50%
Timor-Leste 22.60%
Nicaragua 19.30%
Angola 17.30%
Solomon Islands 16.50%
Djibouti 16.20%
Cabo Verde 15.40%
India 15.30%
Nigeria 14.60%
Honduras 13.50%
Pakistan 12.90%
Bolivia 12.60%
Sudan 12.30%
Sao Tome and Principe 11.90%
Eswatini 11.60%
Bangladesh 9.70%
Philippines 9.40%
Vanuatu 9.30%
Mauritania 9.10%
Georgia 8.70%
El Salvador 8.50%
Myanmar 7.60%
Kyrgyz Republic 7.20%
Sri Lanka 6.80%
Vietnam 6.70%
Indonesia 6.50%
Cambodia 6.20%
Ghana 6.10%
Egypt 5.40%
Cameroon 5.30%
Lao PDR 5.30%
Mongolia 4.30%
Morocco 4.20%
Kiribati 4.10%
Tunisia 3.00%
Uzbekistan 2.50%
Ukraine 2.50%
Lesotho Hunger Statistics - Historical Data
Year % of Population Annual Change
2019 23.50% 2.70%
2018 20.80% -5.20%
2017 26.00% -2.30%
2016 28.30% -1.60%
2015 29.90% 9.10%
2014 20.80% 6.00%
2013 14.80% 3.00%
2012 11.80% 0.30%
2011 11.50% -0.10%
2010 11.60% -0.30%
2009 11.90% -0.40%
2008 12.30% -0.10%
2007 12.40% -0.40%
2006 12.80% -0.90%
2005 13.70% -1.60%
2004 15.30% -1.50%
2003 16.80% -1.70%
2002 18.50% -1.50%
2001 20.00% -1.50%