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An estimated 3.1 billion people worldwide do not have access to a healthy diet and some 828 million people go hungry. All of this means [...]

Between 2019 and 2020 the prevalence of hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean increased by 2 percentage points. This is partly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it is not the only reason, as the region's hunger figures have been growing for six consecutive years.

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Africa is not on track to meet SDG 2. Recent estimates show that 281.6 million people on the continent – over one-fifth of the population – faced hunger in 2020, which is 46.3 million more than in 2019.

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An estimated 375.8 million people in Asia and the Pacific faced hunger in 2020, which is nearly 54 million more people than in 2019. In 2020, more than 1.1 billion people did not have access to adequate food – an increase of almost 150 million people in just one year.

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This report notes that nearly 137 million people in the region did not have regular access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food in 2019. Proposed policy responses to strengthen food systems include diversifying trade partners and improving local logistics.

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