Latin America: number of undernourished people 2005-2018

In Latin America, nearly 35 million people were estimated to be undernourished in 2018. According to the source, the population whose habitual food intake is insufficient to maintain an active and healthy life is considered undernourished. The number of people suffering from undernourishment in Latin America had a 22.5 percent decreased in 2010 in comparison to 2005, but in more recent years there has been a gradual increase, from 31.5 million people in 2015 to 34 million in 2017.

Number of undernourished people in Latin America between 2005 and 2018

Population in millions
2018*34.7
201734
201632.9
201531.5
201032.6
200542.1
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Sources

Release date

August 2019

Region

Central and South America

Survey time period

2005, 2010, 2015 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Forecast.
According to FAO, a person is considered undernourished when their habitual food consumption is insufficient to provide the dietary energy levels necessary to maintain an active and healthy life.

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