Millions of children missing school in Venezuela’s hunger crisis

by Dylan Baddour and Vivian Sequera

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Three million of the country’s eight million students have been missing classes – due to lack of food, transport to get to school or basic facilities such as electricity and safe water. “Hungry people aren’t able to teach or learn,” said Victor Venegas, president of the Barinas chapter of Venezuela’s national Federation of Education Workers. “We’re going to end up with a nation of illiterate people.”