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With a score of 25.5, Sri Lanka has been ranked 84th among 119 countries in the 2017 Global Hunger Index (GHI) under the ‘serious’ category.

The index which was compiled by the Washington-based International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) was released on Wednesday.

India is ranked 100th, Pakistan 106th and Bangladesh 88th while Nepal is ranked 72nd and Afghanistan ranked 107th.

The index was compiled based on the four indicators -- Undernourishment, Child wasting, Child stunting and Child mortality.

Child wasting has been described as the share of children under the age of five who are wasted; that is, who have low weight for their height, reflecting acute under-nutrition.

“Apart from India, only three other countries -- Sri Lanka, Djibouti and South Sudan have data or estimates showing child wasting of more than 20 per cent during the period under review. Wasting is most prevalent in Sri Lanka, Djibouti and South Sudan where 21.4 to 27.3 per cent of children under five years of age are affected,” it said.

Fourteen countries including Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile, Kuwait and Turkey made to the top of the list collectively with an score less than five each.

Central African Republic scored the highest marks and ranked at the bottom of the index followed by Chad, Sierra Leone, Madagascar and Zambia respectively.

The index report said GHI scores are not calculated for some high-income countries where the prevalence of hunger is very low.

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  • observer Friday, 13 October 2017 06:31 PM

    Certainly if this applies to the politicians because they look very well eaten.

    ceylon Friday, 13 October 2017 10:30 PM

    under british lanka self sufficient in foods and exporter of major platation productsno debts.budget surpus till bandaranayaka became pm. via DM Android App

    Rhonda Taylor Saturday, 14 October 2017 12:35 PM

    It is a shame to say that we in Sri Lanka do not get the opportunity to enjoy its own resources. Every bloody thing is sent out of the county. Our citizens (of course other than the Politicians who are bursting) look under nourished. The average man finds it so difficult to make ends meet and at the end of the month they are paupers. Fruits, veges, rice, and other things should be given priority to feed the country sufficiently and then export the excess. Here it is the other way around. What a sad plight our country has moved into.

    Ravi Saturday, 14 October 2017 01:58 PM

    Excellent!So lets order a bunch of Mercedes, BMW and the likes.

    truth Saturday, 14 October 2017 03:25 PM

    This is a very primitive guide they dont count on hidden hunger (micronurtient deficiency) which is highly prevalent in developed countries,Having a good BMI doesn't mean you are healthy.

    Disanayake Sunday, 15 October 2017 03:28 PM

    69th ranked in 2015


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