Millennium Development Goals: the region has achieved the hunger target
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A year before the deadline for meeting the Millennium Development Goals the region has achieved the goal of halving its proportion of people affected by hunger. Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has -as a wholeachieved the 1C goal of the first MDG : halving the prevalence (%) of hunger in the region.
From 1990-1992 to the present day, the prevalence (%) of hunger has been reduced by 9.2 percentage points, from 15.3% down to 6.1%. Despite this, 37 million people still suffer from hunger in the region (see Figure 2), i.e., they do not have sufficient means to access available food, or this food is not available in the necessary quantity and quality.
In other words, 6.1% of the population of Latin America and the Caribbean suffers hunger on a daily basis. As was mentioned above, this represents a significant improvement on the 15.3% (68.5 million people) who suffered hunger in the 1990-1992 triennium, but still not enough to say that undernourishment has been eradicated. Thus, the fight against hunger remains an important issue, both for the world -where 805 million people still suffer from it- and for the region.