Hunger Hits 19 Million Brazilians During the Pandemic in 2020

According to a survey conducted by the Penssan Network, food insecurity reached 11.1% of households headed by women and 7.7% of those headed by men

São Paulo

Hunger has hit 19 million Brazilians in the pandemic in 2020. They are among the 116.8 million people who lived with some degree of food insecurity in Brazil in the last months of the year, corresponding to 55.2% of all households in the country.

This is according to data from the National Survey on Food Insecurity in the Context of the Covid-19 Pandemic in Brazil, conducted by Rede Penssan (Brazilian Network for Research in Sovereignty and Food and Nutritional Security).

The survey was carried out on December 5 and 24 in 2,180 households in the five regions of Brazil, questioning residents about the three months prior to the time of collection.

The survey was carried out at a time when emergency aid was reduced from R$600 to R$300 and from R$1,200 to R$600, affecting the income of millions of beneficiaries.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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