what is the meaning of 'fared less well'?

here is the sentence: Africa had to airline fatalities, and Latin America only one, but the southern part of the former Sovitet Union, parts of Asia and the Asian Pacific regions fared less well.

I am confused about ‘fared less well’

thank you for your answers :smiley:


‘Fare’ in a general sense has the meaning of progress/get on/perform. In your sentence you could say: ‘the Asian Pacific regions didn’t do so well’.