One in Three Venezuelans Threatened by Famine – Research released by the UN World Food Program (WFP) found that one in three Venezuelans has difficulty getting enough food to meet the required nutritional standards. The Latin American country is experiencing an economic crisis and political shocks.
The survey, based on 8,375 respondents, revealed surprising facts about the number of Venezuelans who consume only tubers and beans. Hyperinflation in the country causes citizens’ income to be meaningless.
The WFP report said a third of the population of 9.3 million people experienced food shortages. This survey was carried out based on an invitation from the Venezuelan government. Food scarcity is defined when individuals cannot meet the required nutritional standards.
This research illustrates the threat of food scarcity throughout the country, especially in states such as Delta Amacuro, Amazonas, and Falcon. In some prosperous states it is estimated that one in five people experience food scarcity.
One in Three Venezuelans Threatened by Famine
“The reality of this report shows the severity of the social, economic and political crisis in our country,” said Venezuelan opposition chairman Miguel Pizarro on Monday (2/24).
In recent years Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has been reluctant to allow international organizations to conduct assessments in his country. WFP said they had complete freedom and collected data throughout the country without any obstacles or obstacles.
WFP looks forward to continuing dialogue with the Venezuelan government and will focus on discussing ways to provide assistance to those experiencing food shortages, the organization said.
The Maduro government has not responded to this finding. The WFP survey found 74 families in Venezuela adopted a strategy to deal with food-related difficulties. You do this by reducing the variety and quality of food they eat.
About 60 percent of households report reducing food portions. As many as 33 percent said they received food as payment for work and 20 percent had to sell family assets to meet basic needs. Game Bandar Ceme
It seems that the real issue is not the lack of food availability, but rather the difficulty of getting it. Seven out of 10 reports say food can always be found but difficult to buy because the price is expensive. As many as 37 percent reported they lost their jobs or business because of the economic crisis.