Millions of children missing school in Venezuela’s hunger crisis

by Dylan Baddour and Vivian Sequera

(Photo: Wikipedia)

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.”

  • World Hunger Education
    Service
    P.O. Box 29015
    Washington, D.C. 20017
  • For the past 40 years, since its founding in 1976, the mission of World Hunger Education Service is to undertake programs, including Hunger Notes, that
    • Educate the general public and target groups about the extent and causes of hunger and malnutrition in the United States and the world
    • Advance comprehension which integrates ethical, religious, social, economic, political, and scientific perspectives on the world food problem
    • Facilitate communication and networking among those who are working for solutions
    • Promote individual and collective commitments to sustainable hunger solutions.

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