The United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) released it annual report, The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, in which it revealed that Venezuela has experienced a “significant increase” in undernourishment in recent years.

According to the report, while 3.1% of the Venezuelan population suffered from undernourishment in the 2009-2011, that number has steadily increased since then, reaching 21.2% of the population for 2016-2018. The figure accounts for approximately 6.8 million people.

For comparison, undernourishment affected 6.5% of the population of Latin America and the Caribbean, and 5.4% of the population of South America in 2016-2018.

The full report can be found here.

NGO: 10,477 Protests So Far This Year

The Observatorio Venezolano de Conflictividad Social (Venezuelan Social Conflict Watch, OVCS) released a report today in which it claimed that so far in 2019, there have been 10,477 protests throughout the country.

The figures represent a near doubling in the number of protests during the same period last year: 5,315.

According to the OVCS report, protests in 2019 have been characterized by lethal repression from the authorities, as 61 people have been killed while exercising their right to free expression at demonstrations.

Lima Group Will Meet on July 23

The Lima Group has announced that it will meet in Buenos Aires on July 23 to discuss the crisis in Venezuela.

As Argentina’s Infobae points out, this will be the first Lima Group meeting since the report from the High Commissioner for Human Rights outlined the Maduro regime’s human rights violations in a scathing report.

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