33 milhões enfrentam fome no Brasil
June 9, 2022 - Um inquérito nacional concluiu que o número de pessoas a viver com fome no Brasil aumentou 73% em menos de dois anos, de 19,1m para 33,1m, um “retrocesso histórico” para um país que tinha alcançado enormes ganhos contra a pobreza.
Around 33.1 million people in Latin America’s largest economy are living in hunger, up from 19.1 million in 2020, said the report from the Brazilian Network for Research on Food Security.
Around 125 million people – more than half (58.7%) of Brazil’s population of 213 million – suffer from mild, moderate or severe hunger.
According to the report, the main factors responsible for the growth in the number of Brazilians suffering from food insecurity are “the continued dismantling of public policies, the worsening of the economic crisis, the increase in social inequalities and the second year of the Covid-19 pandemic”.