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Mexico launches crusade to better feed the poor

Mexico launches crusade to better feed the poor

President Enrique Pena Nieto has kicked off a campaign seeking to better feed the 7.4 million people in Mexico who are poor and malnourished.
Pena Nieto says the "crusade against hunger" joins the U.N.'s global "Zero Hunger" challenge. He said Wednesday the program will not only give out food to poor indigenous communities but also promote sustainable systems for local producers.
The campaign will begin in Mexico's 400 poorest municipalities, many in the southern state of Chiapas where the government says 1.5 million people cannot buy basic staples. Authorities also say the Tarahumara Indians in the Sierra Madre can't afford food items.
According to the government, about 11.7 million of Mexico's 112 million people live in extreme poverty, 7.4 million of whom face malnourishment.


Updated : 2021-02-26 18:26 GMT+08:00