Survey shows that 19 million people went hungry in Brazil at the end of 2020

The study makes it clear that hunger rates are higher in rural than in urban areas. Serious food insecurity reached 12% of households in rural areas, against 8.5% in urban areas, with greater vulnerability for less access to drinking water.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The national survey on 'Food insecurity in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic in Brazil', conducted by the Brazilian Research Network on Food and Nutritional Sovereignty and Security (Rede Penssan), indicates that in the last months of last year, 19 million Brazilians went hungry and more than half of the households in the country faced some degree of food insecurity.

The unprecedented survey estimates that 55.2% of Brazilian households, or the corresponding 116.8 million people, lived with some degree of food insecurity at the end of 2020, and 9% of them experienced severe . . .

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