More than three years after the crisis: Almost Half of Argentina's Population Still Lives in Poverty
The current situation in Argentina, in terms of its population quality of life, continues to be very difficult. 44.3% of Argentinians live in poverty (all those families and individuals with revenues lower than 50% of the net average income) and approximately 17% is considered indigent. Three years after the unprecedented economic, political and institutional crisis lived by Argentina there is still a long ways to go.
Mission Chief Action Against Hunger in the Country: "Although some political stability as well as an economic stimulus have been achieved, recovery of the de-structured social weaving requires time and much broader efforts. First and third world indicators co-exist in Argentina, which draw an economic and social frame of inequality when it comes to access to basic rights and services, essential to majority of the population, with the northeast and northwest being the areas most punished. This situation continues to negatively impact mainly food security and the population's health." — Barbara Mineo, Mission Chief, Action Against Hunger Argentina
Anemia: The hidden hunger
The poorest homes are the most affected. 74% of children ranging in ages from 0 to 14 years old is poor and almost half live in settlements, villages or neighborhoods without the required infrastructure. According to Action Against Hunger Nutritional Surveys, between 40% and 60% of these children suffer from anemia (iron deficiency) which seriously impact the nervous system development as well as their physical growth while monopolizing their potential and future as adults.
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Facts about Hunger
925 million people suffer from hunger and malnutrition around the world.
Malnutrition affects 32.5% of children in developing countries.
1 out of every 6 infants are born with low birth weight due to undernutrition among pregnant women in developing countries.
1 out of every 3 people in developing countries are affected by vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
Hunger is number one on the list of the world's top 10 health risks. It kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined.