August 1, 2021

FAO: Hunger in the Caribbean remains prevalent

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The Caribbean remains the sub-region with the highest prevalence of hunger at 17.7% according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.

According to the Panorama of Food Security and Nutrition, hunger levels are still low in Latin America and the Caribbean in comparison to the rest of the world.

However, there are signs that the situation is getting worse, especially in South America, where hunger grew from 5% in 2015 to 5.6% in 2016.

In the Caribbean the worse situation in terms of prevalence of hunger is in Haiti, where 47% of the population – close to 5 million people – suffers from hunger.

Meanwhile, in Brazil, Cuba and Uruguay, the prevalence of hunger is less than 2.5%, while in Argentina, Barbados, Chile, Mexico and Trinidad and Tobago it is below 5%.

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