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Maduro admitted that about 2,300,000 Venezuelans suffer nutritional deficit

Maduro admitted that close to 2,300,000 Venezuelans suffer nutritional deficit.  (AP)
Maduro admitted that close to 2,300,000 Venezuelans suffer nutritional deficit. (AP)

Near 2,300,000 Venezuelans suffer nutritional deficitaccording to an indicator presented this Thursday by the Nicolás Maduro regime.

The Madurista dictatorship exposed these alarming figures before the questioned National Assembly Chavista during his annual accountability and considered that the current records require more work to help people who do not have a guaranteed good diet.

“Today we can say that we have a 7.7% nutritional deficit, which we are going to continue attacking and solving,” said the dictator of a country with more than 30 million inhabitants and more than six million people have migrated in search for better living conditions.

According to the latest Survey on Living Conditions (Encovi), prepared by the Andres Bello Catholic University (UCAB), 53.3% of Venezuelans live below the extreme poverty line.

According to the study, Venezuela is in the most unequal continent in the world and, for last year, he earned the title of the most unequal country in America. The levels of inequality in the Caribbean country are compared with Namibia, Mozambique and Angola.

Almost 40% of the households with the highest income are in Caracas, which only concentrates 16% of households in the country, according to the survey.

The Madurista dictatorship exposed these alarming figures to the questioned Chavista National Assembly during its annual accountability and considered that the current records require more work to help people who are not guaranteed a good diet.  (Reuters)
The Madurista dictatorship exposed these alarming figures to the questioned Chavista National Assembly during its annual accountability and considered that the current records require more work to help people who are not guaranteed a good diet. (Reuters)

Professor María Gabriela Ponce, who is part of the research team that makes these measurements, explained to the news agency EFE that the Venezuelan case “does not have a manual” for understanding and it is, as human rights organizations call it, a complex humanitarian emergencyin which “it is not enough to fix one thing, (because) it manifests itself in all orders”.

Venezuela is experiencing a crisis in all spheres of social life, which obviously ends up generating important impacts on people’s living conditions, most of them today unable to cover their most basic needs,” he added.

Poverty in Venezuela is still so present that the UN approved a humanitarian response plan with which he hopes to support 5.2 million Venezuelans this year in extreme conditions.

A third of the population (the majority pensioners and public employees) is sunk in extreme poverty, earning about 15 dollars a monthin a country where about 500 dollars a month is needed for basic expenses.

Impoverishment in Venezuela has been “so great and so widespread, that people who in any other context, with what they had achieved, should not be poor” are, and it is about those who are over 60 years old and have spent their lives working , an aspect that, in Ponce’s opinion, distinguishes the national crisis.

A third of the population (the majority pensioners and public employees) is sunk in extreme poverty, earning about 15 dollars a month, in a country where about 500 dollars a month is needed for basic expenses.  (AFP)
A third of the population (the majority pensioners and public employees) is sunk in extreme poverty, earning about 15 dollars a month, in a country where about 500 dollars a month is needed for basic expenses. (AFP)

According to the Venezuelan regime, “the nutritional deficit which managed to place itself in 2017, the year of a brutal war, at 35.6%. Today we can say that we have a nutritional deficit, which we are going to continue attacking and solving, of 7.7%,” Maduro said.

“You have to continue with the food policiesattention and investment in our town”, he continued.

He also explained that, after a five-year period (2015-2020) of generalized shortage of products, the supply closed 2022 at 97%, which means a “diversity of supply in national and international products”, both in supermarkets, pharmacies and in other mass consumption establishments.

(With information from EFE)

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