Favelas double in Brazil in 10 years; 20 million residents are going hungry

Almost 20 million Brazilians, declare going for 24 hours or longer with nothing to eat on any given day. Another 24.5 million don't know how to feed themselves on a daily basis and have reduced the quantity and quality of what they eat. Another 74 million are unsure if they will go without food.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In total, over half (55%) of Brazilians suffered from some type of food insecurity (severe, moderate or mild) in December 2020, according to a survey by the Brazilian Research Network on Food and Nutritional Sovereignty and Security (Rede Penssan).

The survey was conducted by the researchers who approved the Brazilian Scale of Food Security used by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), in order to follow up on the government agency's surveys, conducted every four years as part of the National Household Sample Survey (PNAD) and the Family Budgets Research (POF).

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