New Delhi: India ranked 94 among 107 nations in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2020 and continues to be in the ‘serious’ hunger category. Last year, India’s rank was 102 out of 117 countries. Also Read - International Flights: Indians Now Can Fly to Tanzania | Check Latest Air Bubble Arrangement Here

The Global Hunger Index data showed that 14 per cent of India’s population was undernourished. Besides, the country recorded a 37.4 per cent stunting rate among children under five and a wasting rate of 17.3 per cent. The under-five mortality rate stood at 3.7 per cent. Also Read - Boost to India's Air Power: 3 More Rafale Fighter Jets to Arrive in Ambala on November 5

On the other hand, the neighbouring Bangladesh, Myanmar and Pakistan ranked higher than India in this year’s hunger index. While Bangladesh ranked 75, Myanmar and Pakistan are in the 78th and 88th position. Also Read - India-US 2+2 Dialogue: Landmark Defence Pact BECA Signed, Pompeo Calls China a 'Threat' to Regional Security | Key Points

17 nations, including China, Belarus, Ukraine, Turkey, Cuba and Kuwait, bagged the top rank with GHI scores of less than five.

 GHI Severity Scale
≤ 9.9
low
10.0–19.9
moderate
20.0–34.9
serious
35.0–49.9
alarming
≥ 50.0
extremely alarming

Check full list of countries here: 

RankCountry2000200620122020
1-17*Belarus<5<5<5<5
1-17*Bosnia & Herzegovina9.36.7<5<5
1-17*Brazil11.36.3<5<5
1-17*Chile<5<5<5<5
1-17*China13.69.5<5<5
1-17*Costa Rica6.1<5<5<5
1-17*Croatia<5<5<5<5
1-17*Cuba<5<5<5<5
1-17*Estonia5.9<5<5<5
1-17*Kuwait<5<5<5<5
1-17*Latvia7.0<5<5<5
1-17*Lithuania6.1<5<5<5
1-17*Montenegro5.5<5<5
1-17*Romania8.05.5<5<5
1-17*Turkey10.16.3<5<5
1-17*Ukraine13.0<5<5<5
1-17*Uruguay7.56.85.0<5
18North Macedonia7.57.76.75.2
18Russian Federation10.06.86.05.2
20Argentina6.35.65.25.3
21Kazakhstan11.412.38.15.4
22Bulgaria8.27.37.85.5
23Tunisia10.37.87.05.7
24Albania20.715.88.55.9
25Azerbaijan25.016.010.66.0
26Georgia12.38.9<56.1
27Slovakia6.55.9<56.4
28Serbia6.15.36.6
28Trinidad & Tobago11.111.410.86.6
30Uzbekistan24.416.912.76.7
31Armenia19.413.410.46.9
32Dominican Republic15.213.910.37.1
33Panama18.515.09.87.2
34Peru20.816.58.97.3
35Colombia10.911.59.17.5
35Paraguay12.111.69.67.5
35Saudi Arabia11.112.28.27.5
38Mexico10.18.47.47.7
39Iran13.58.97.67.9
40Fiji9.69.18.18.0
41Jamaica8.69.09.28.1
42Kyrgyzstan18.413.911.78.4
43Jordan10.88.18.68.8
44Lebanon11.613.312.48.9
44Morocco15.517.59.68.9
46Algeria14.511.79.09.0
47Mauritius15.013.612.39.3
48Suriname15.511.710.510.2
48Thailand17.812.312.710.2
50El Salvador14.712.110.410.5
51Ecuador19.719.016.311.0
52Guyana17.315.812.211.1
52Turkmenistan21.216.613.611.1
54Egypt16.414.415.311.9
55Oman14.816.011.612.2
56Honduras21.919.716.913.1
56Mongolia30.123.112.713.1
58Nicaragua22.317.114.613.2
59Malaysia15.513.311.813.3
60South Africa18.419.415.313.5
61Viet Nam26.321.916.513.6
62Bolivia27.623.216.814.0
63Ghana28.522.217.915.2
64Sri Lanka21.919.520.116.3
65Iraq24.024.021.117.1
65Senegal34.324.418.017.1
67Gambia29.228.022.717.8
68Gabon21.120.418.818.2
69Philippines25.020.420.419.0
70Cameroon36.431.023.219.1
70Indonesia26.129.523.119.1
70Namibia25.324.723.919.1
73Nepal37.431.022.819.5
74Eswatini26.124.117.820.3
75Bangladesh34.129.027.820.4
76Cambodia41.227.224.920.6
77Guatemala28.524.622.220.7
78Myanmar39.831.823.320.9
79Benin34.128.724.222.4
80Botswana28.227.322.422.6
80Malawi43.233.827.122.6
82Mali41.937.031.322.9
83Venezuela14.711.27.623.5
84Kenya37.431.423.223.7
85Mauritania32.029.023.724.0
86Togo39.336.726.624.1
87Côte d’Ivoire33.634.730.124.5
88Pakistan37.233.532.824.6
89Tanzania40.833.630.025.0
90Burkina Faso45.746.331.125.8
91Congo33.834.727.826.0
92Ethiopia53.743.635.526.2
93Angola64.947.035.926.8
94India38.937.529.327.2
94Sudan32.527.2
96Korea (DPR)39.533.128.227.5
97Rwanda49.738.126.028.3
98Nigeria40.634.132.029.2
99Afghanistan51.042.833.830.3
100Lesotho36.030.424.630.7
101Sierra Leone58.353.342.430.9
102Liberia48.040.033.131.4
103Mozambique48.138.431.433.1
104Haiti41.943.635.933.5
105Madagascar42.741.434.636.0
106Timor-Leste46.136.237.6
107Chad50.951.347.944.7
NDBahrain
NDBhutan
NDBurundi
NDCentral African Republic
NDComoros
NDDem. Rep. of the Congo
NDDjibouti
NDEquatorial Guinea
NDEritrea
NDGuinea
NDGuinea-Bissau
NDLao PDR
NDLibya
NDMoldova
NDNiger
NDPapua New Guinea
NDQatar
NDSomalia
NDSouth Sudan
NDSyrian Arab Republic
NDTajikistan
NDUganda
NDYemen
NDZambia
 

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Zimbabwe

Notably, the Global Hunger Index (GHI) is a tool for comprehensively measuring and tracking hunger at global, regional, and national levels. GHI scores are based on the values of four component indicators: undernourishment (share of the population with insufficient caloric intake), child wasting (share of children under age five who have low weight for their height, reflecting acute undernutrition), child stunting (share of children under age five who have low height for their age, reflecting chronic undernutrition), and child mortality (mortality rate of children under age five, partly reflecting the fatal mix of inadequate nutrition and unhealthy environments).

Based on the values of the four indicators, the GHI determines hunger on a 100-point scale where 0 is the best possible score (no hunger) and 100 is the worst. Each country’s GHI score is classified by severity, from low to extremely alarming.