The Commissioner for the United Nations (UN), Miguel Pizarro, reiterated that the shortage of food and the low purchasing power that exists in the country keep most Venezuelans without food on their tables.
“Venezuelans try to do the most they can with a salary that does not pay to meet the most basic needs. Today there are hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans who eat only once a day,” said Pizarro this Wednesday within the framework of the commemoration of the National Food Day.
He also said that, according to official figures from the ENCOVI 2019-2019, 74% of Venezuelan households have from moderate to severe food insecurity.
In addition, he stressed that infants are also victims of the bad policies of Nicolás Maduro’s regime, since 30% of children under 5 years of age present chronic malnutrition.
Today marks the National Food Day in Venezuela, a country in which 74% of households have moderate to severe food insecurity and 30% of children under 5 years of age have chronic malnutrition, according to official figures from the ENCOVI 2019-2020 enquiry.
“Our duty is to continue fighting and working for their standard of living,” concluded the Commissioner.
“Nuestro deber es seguir luchando y trabajando por su calidad de vida”, concluyó el Comisionado.
Hoy se conmemora el Día Nacional de la Alimentación en Venezuela, un país en el cual 74% de los hogares presenta inseguridad alimentaria moderada y severa y 30% de los niños menores de 5 años presentan desnutrición crónica, según cifras oficiales de la ENCOVI 2019-2020.
— Miguel Pizarro (@Miguel_Pizarro) November 18, 2020