Inequality behind food access discrepancy in Paraguay: Human rights expert

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Hilal Elver. UN Photo/Cia Pak

Despite a decade of impressive economic growth in Paraguay, 10 per cent of citizens there are facing hunger and malnutrition.

The warning comes from UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Hilal Elver, who added that the nation of seven million also produces enough food for almost nine times its population.

Ms Elver has just completed her first official visit to the South American country.

She told Jorge Miyares that inequality is a root cause of the problem.

Duration: 3’15”

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