The United Nations released a report in September saying global hunger increased from 2015 to 2016, with the number of chronically undernourished reaching 815 million people, or 11 percent of the global population. The report is the first for “regular monitoring of progress towards achieving the food security and nutrition targets set by the 2030 Agenda [for Sustainable Development],” which includes the goal to eradicate hunger and prevent other forms of malnutrition across the globe by 2030.

Titled State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017, the report is a collaboration between the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Food Programme (WFP), and the World Health Organization (WHO).