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World News: Hunger in Latin America and Caribbean rose by 13.8 million people in just one year: UN report Updated: 2021-12-01 12:24:38 KST


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The latest UN report shows hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean is at its highest point since 2000, after a 30-percent increase in the number of people suffering from hunger from 2019 to 2020.
According to the Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition 2021, the number of people living in hunger increased by 13.8 million, reaching a total of 59.7 million people worldwide.
Amongst them, those in Latin America and the Caribbean make up 9.1 percent, the highest it has been in the last 15 years.
The report cited the COVID-19 pandemic as the main reason behind the rise, but noted that hunger has been on the increase since 2014.
The International Fund for Agriculture Development called for urgent measures to counter the deep vulnerabilities in the food systems, by making them more inclusive and sustainable.

A deadly shooting at a Michigan high school on Tuesday left three students dead, and at least six others wounded, with a suspect now in custody.
Authorities say they responded to 911 calls reporting an active shooting at Oxford High School, just before 1PM.
Police say the alleged shooter is a 15-year-old sophomore at the school, who was taken into custody, just five minutes after the calls.
Among those injured was a teacher, while others are all reported to be students at the school.
While the arrest was made without any resistance, the suspect has refused to answer questions, and has asked for a lawyer.
The United States has reported 651 mass shooting so far this year, which counts all shootings with at least four injuries or deaths.

According to data released by Adobe Analytics on Tuesday, American consumers logging online for Cyber Monday deals, spent 10.7 billion US dollars, marking a 1.4 percent decrease from a year ago.
The latest tally marks the first time Adobe has reported a slowdown in spending on major shopping days.
However, Adobe says the entire holiday season will see record-breaking e-commerce activity, as shoppers are spreading their dollars out over more days.
In fact, from November 1st through Cyber Monday, Americans have spent 109.8 billion dollars online, up 11.9 percent on year.
Adobe expects online sales from November 1st to December 31st to hit 207 billion dollars, which would represent a record gain of 10-percent.
Lee Seung-jae, Arirang News.
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