Libya recorded the highest rate of childhood obesity worldwide in 2022, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) list, which included 198 countries.

According to the WHO data, 37 million children under the age of five worldwide were overweight in 2022. Of this, nearly three out of ten children, 28.7%, under the age of five were classified as overweight.

The African continent was home to highly childhood obese countries, as Tunisia and Egypt came 3rd and 4th, respectively, in the top ten list of obese countries.

The World Health Organization warned that figures are trending the wrong way, with no sign that the numbers will decrease shortly.