Malawi 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%.
  • Malawi hunger statistics for 2020 was 17.80%, a 0.2% increase from 2019.
  • Malawi hunger statistics for 2019 was 17.60%, a 0.8% increase from 2018.
  • Malawi hunger statistics for 2018 was 16.80%, a 0.2% increase from 2017.
  • Malawi hunger statistics for 2017 was 16.60%, a 0.5% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % of Population
Somalia 53.10%
Central African Republic 52.20%
Madagascar 48.50%
Haiti 47.20%
North Korea 41.60%
Yemen 41.40%
Democratic Republic of Congo 39.80%
Liberia 38.30%
Rwanda 35.80%
Mozambique 32.70%
Chad 32.70%
Afghanistan 29.80%
Sierra Leone 27.40%
Ethiopia 24.90%
Tanzania 22.60%
Gambia 21.60%
Togo 18.80%
Burkina Faso 18.00%
Malawi 17.80%
Mali 9.80%
Senegal 7.50%
Benin 7.40%
Nepal 5.50%
Malawi Hunger Statistics - Historical Data
Year % of Population Annual Change
2020 17.80% 0.20%
2019 17.60% 0.80%
2018 16.80% 0.20%
2017 16.60% 0.50%
2016 16.10% 0.10%
2015 16.00% 0.60%
2014 15.40% 0.60%
2013 14.80% 0.80%
2012 14.00% 0.30%
2011 13.70% -1.80%
2010 15.50% -1.60%
2009 17.10% -1.90%
2008 19.00% -0.30%
2007 19.30% -1.50%
2006 20.80% -1.70%
2005 22.50% -1.50%
2004 24.00% -0.60%
2003 24.60% 0.80%
2002 23.80% 0.20%
2001 23.60% 0.20%