June 19, 2022 | Colin O. Jarrett | The latest data from the United Nations World Food Programme, UN-WFP in Latin America and Caribbean countries, LACs indicates that 9.7 million people in the 13 LAC countries where WFP works, are already extremely insecure, up from 8.3 million in late 2021.
According to Regional Director Lola Castro so many people are risking their lives on dangerous migration routes in Latin America, forced to move by the global food security crisis that has been worse by spiraling inflation linked to the war in Ukraine.
Fuel and energy prices were also a huge issue for those least able to feed themselves. In the last two years, the cost of moving a ton of food in our region is seven times more expensive.
The war in Ukraine is creating a collateral wave of food insecurity, which is fueling a global hunger crisis.@WFP explains where the impact is being felt the most: https://t.co/MZ8gbNMhzM pic.twitter.com/Kb9ZBmUiNJ
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