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Montevideo, October 25th 2020 - 08:13 UTC

Tag: Hunger

  • Friday, May 8th 2020 - 08:39 UTC

    Nearly a fifth of US children not getting enough to eat since pandemic outbreak

    A Brookings Institution survey found that 17.4% of mothers with children aged 12 or under reported that their offspring were not eating enough due to lack of money

    Nearly a fifth of young children in the United States are not getting enough to eat since the coronavirus pandemic erupted, according to research released on Wednesday, highlighting the broader health impact of the crisis.

  • Wednesday, January 8th 2020 - 09:45 UTC

    Argentina will begin distribution of food cards to low income families later this month

    ”Mothers with a child under six will receive 4,000 pesos (US$ 67) and mothers with two and more children under that age will receive 6,000 pesos (US$ 100) monthly”

    Argentina's government will begin to distribute food cards to low-income families beginning later this month as part of its anti-hunger program. Social Development Minister Daniel Arroyo announced during a live presentation of Argentine Plan Against Hunger the government reached an agreement with the Governor Jorge Capitanich from the northern province of Chaco to fight with hunger.

  • Saturday, July 20th 2019 - 07:47 UTC

    Bolsonaro denies hunger in Brazil; FAO says 5.1 million are “undernourished”

    “There is no hunger,” the leader said, noting Brazil “was rich in practically every type of crop”.

    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday there was no hunger in the country, citing the lack of “poor people in the street with a skeletal physique” as evidence. Speaking to foreign journalists, Bolsonaro blamed “populists” for propagating “a big lie” that some of Brazil's 209 million people did not have enough to eat.

  • Tuesday, October 16th 2018 - 08:47 UTC

    FAO celebrates World Food Day

    FAO celebrates World Food Day each year on 16 October to commemorate the founding of the Organization in 1945

    FAO Goodwill Ambassadors for Nutrition, the King of Lesotho and Queen Letizia of Spain will be joined by the UN Rome-based Agency Heads and other key players in the effort to achieve Zero Hunger at the global World Food Day ceremony held at FAO Headquarters in Rome on 16 October.

  • Wednesday, October 3rd 2018 - 18:15 UTC

    Against hunger and for peace, EU and FAO are “committed to build a sustainable future”

    The association has been an important agent of change in developing, emerging and developed countries -including the EU-, and has been expanding over the last 10 years.

    The European Union (EU) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reaffirmed today at an event held in Rome their commitment to jointly address the challenges they share at the global level, such as stopping the increase in hunger, promote prosperity and peace, and build a more sustainable future for all.

  • Tuesday, September 11th 2018 - 14:57 UTC

    Hunger increases and affects 39 million people in Latin America

    FAO reported that the growth of hunger in the Latin American region grew marked especially by the humanitarian crisis experienced in Venezuela, where undernourishment reached 3.7 million

    Hunger reached 821 million people in 2017 worldwide, of which about 39 million are Latin American, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The figure represents a deterioration of 6.1% in Latin America and the Caribbean compared to previous years and could be due to the economic slowdown in South America, especially marked by the case of Venezuela, the UN agency said on Tuesday.