12月8日，联合国发布了关于全球饥饿问题的年度报告，据统计，2000年至2002年，全球共有8.52亿人处在饥饿和营养不良之中，比1999年至2001年间的8.42亿增长了1000万。外电报告如下：As Americans grapple with obesity and the nation considers programs to keep children from becoming overweight, the developing world is dealing with another reality.
Chronic hunger plagues 852 million people worldwide, according to the United Nations. Its annual report on hunger is released today.
More disturbing is that after falling for several years, the number of undernourished people in developing countries has begun to climb again. The number of hungry from 1999 to 2001 was estimated at 842 million. This year's report finds 852 million went hungry in 2000-2002, the last years for which numbers are available.
Malnutrition kills more than 5 million children every year and costs developing countries billions of dollars in lost productivity, according to the report, The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2004 .
Undernourished表示“营养不良的”，nourish表示“滋养，使健壮，养育，孕育（希望等）”，的词组有：nourishing food（富有营养的滋补食物）；nourish a hope（希望）；nourish feelings of hatred（怀恨在心）。