Bangladesh has ranked 88 out of 119 countries on the global hunger index, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) said in a report.
Bangladesh has a “serious” hunger problem, according to the report
However, Bangladesh is ahead of its neighbours India and Pakistan. Bangladesh stood at 90th position among 118 countries in last year’s ranking.
According to the report, among other South Asian countries India ranked 100, Pakistan 106, Nepal 72, Sri Lanka, 84, and Afghanistan 107.
Meanwhile, China ranked 29 and Myanmar 77 in this year’s hunger index.
The report said: “India is ranked 100th out of 119 countries, and has the third highest score in all of Asia - only Afghanistan and Pakistan are ranked worse,” IFPRI said in a statement on Thursday.
The Global Hunger Index has been ranking countries since based on four key indicators - undernourishment, child mortality, child wasting and child stunting.
According to this year’s scores, the level of hunger in the world has decreased by 27% from the 2000 level.