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Venezuela’s: Millions Go Hungry

A report found 13% of children under 5 are stunted.


A recent U.N.-sponsored report described Venezuela as having the fourth-worst food crisis in the world, behind only war-ravaged Yemen, Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The report, published in April by the Global Network Against Food Crises and the Food Security Information Network, said that 9.3 million people—about one-third of Venezuela’s population—lacked enough safe and nutritious food for normal human growth and development last year. It found that 13% of Venezuelan children under the age of 5 are stunted and that 30% are anemic.

“Despite possessing the world’s largest oil reserves Venezuela is currently one of the world’s most concerning acute food insecurity hot spots,” the report said.


Please read more here. Source: WSJ

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