Hunger Among Filipino Families Falls From June to September 2021, SWS Survey Results Say
The Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey results shows that hunger among Filipino families falls from June to September 2021.
The COVID-19 pandemic affects billions of people all around the world and took about millions of lives. The virus does not only affect the public’s health but also causes an impact to the global economy.
A lot of people lost their jobs due to the effects of the pandemic, which leads to hunger and placed most of our countrymen in the brink of poverty.
SWS launched a survey last September 12-16, 2021 among 1,200 adults. The survey results that the hunger rate in the country fell to 10 percent or 2.5 million this month of September while 3.4 million families or 13.6 percent of Filipinos suffered hunger in June 2021/
According to the results, about 2.1 out of 10 percent underwent severe hunger and 7.9 percent of the total population has experienced moderate hunger. The pollster also reported that the 13.5% average for the first three quarters of 2021 is lesser compared to last year.
“Moderate hunger refers to those who experienced hunger ‘only once’ or ‘a few times’ in the last three months. Meanwhile, severe hunger refers to those who experienced it ‘often’ or ‘always’ in the last three months,” SWS said.
The survey also shows that hunger drops in numerous areas except for Metro Manila. About 10.0 percent of Filipino families in Balance Luzon and Mindanao were still suffering hunger while only six percent are suffering in Visayas.
The Social Weather Station also noted that the hunger rate in both poor and non-poor families have declined amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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