Lesotho 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%.
  • Lesotho hunger statistics for 2020 was 34.70%, a 3.5% increase from 2019.
  • Lesotho hunger statistics for 2019 was 31.20%, a 2.5% increase from 2018.
  • Lesotho hunger statistics for 2018 was 28.70%, a 0.8% decline from 2017.
  • Lesotho hunger statistics for 2017 was 29.50%, a 2.5% decline 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%
Sao Tome and Principe 13.50%
Djibouti 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%
Lao PDR 5.10%
Egypt 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%
Lesotho Hunger Statistics - Historical Data
Year % of Population Annual Change
2020 34.70% 3.50%
2019 31.20% 2.50%
2018 28.70% -0.80%
2017 29.50% -2.50%
2016 32.00% 1.70%
2015 30.30% 4.20%
2014 26.10% 6.80%
2013 19.30% 4.50%
2012 14.80% 2.80%
2011 12.00% 0.40%
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%