Hunger spreads in Brazil: 6 out of 10 families do not have full access to food

In one year, the number of people who have nothing to eat jumps from 19 million to 33.1 million.

In 2022, more than half of the Brazilian population – 58.7% – live with some type of food insecurity. The number of people going hungry rose from 19 million to 33.1 million people in just over a year. The data released this Wednesday (June 8) are from the 2nd National Survey on Food Insecurity in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Brazil, carried out by the Brazilian Research Network on Food and Nutrition Sovereignty and Security (Rede Penssan). The research shows that Brazil has regressed to a level of food insecurity equivalent to that of the 1990s.

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