Philippines Lags Behind SEA Neighbors in Hunger in 2013

The Catholic Basketcase country the Philippines again was shown to be lagging behind most of its more progressive neighbors in South East Asia. The Philippines was found to be in 6th place out of 9 countries measured in the “2013 Global Hunger Index” released by the organization, “International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)”, lagging behind Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia, bettering only Cambodia, Laos and Timor Leste. Data for Myanmar was unavailable for this year, though.

Here is the Global Hunger Index (GHI) per South East Asian country:
1) Singapore = 0
2) Malaysia = 5.5
3) Thailand = 5.8
4) Vietnam = 7.7
5) Indonesia = 10.1
6) Philippines = 13.2
7) Cambodia = 16.8
8) Laos = 18.7
9) Timor Leste = 29.6
Myanmar = No data

For more information about the topic, please proceed to the official IFPRI website:

SOURCE: 2013_GHI_Data


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