Number of undernourished people

(million persons)

In 2017, number of undernourished people in Iraq was 10.3 million persons. In the ranking by number of undernourished people including 164 countries, Iraq has the 15th rank that is close to the positions of such countries as Afghanistan and the Viet Nam. Compared to India which at the top of the ranking with number of undernourished people of 195.9 million persons in 2017, Iraq has 94.74 % percent lower number of undernourished people.

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Proportion of the population in a condition of undernourishment. Ii) Undernourishment refers to the condition of people whose dietary energy consumption is continuously below a minimum dietary energy requirement for maintaining a healthy life and carrying out a light physical activity with an acceptable minimum body-weight for attained-height.