Nigeria 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%.
  • Nigeria hunger statistics for 2020 was 12.70%, a 0.7% increase from 2019.
  • Nigeria hunger statistics for 2019 was 12.00%, a 1.6% increase from 2018.
  • Nigeria hunger statistics for 2018 was 10.40%, a 0.4% increase from 2017.
  • Nigeria hunger statistics for 2017 was 10.00%, a 0.6% 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%
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%
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%
Nigeria Hunger Statistics - Historical Data
Year % of Population Annual Change
2020 12.70% 0.70%
2019 12.00% 1.60%
2018 10.40% 0.40%
2017 10.00% 0.60%
2016 9.40% 0.20%
2015 9.20% 0.00%
2014 9.20% 0.10%
2013 9.10% 0.00%
2012 9.10% 0.30%
2011 8.80% 0.60%
2010 8.20% 0.70%
2009 7.50% 0.70%
2008 6.80% 0.20%
2007 6.60% -0.10%
2006 6.70% -0.40%
2005 7.10% -0.80%
2004 7.90% -0.70%
2003 8.60% -0.30%
2002 8.90% 0.00%
2001 8.90% 0.00%