WORLD FOOD DAY - OCTOBER 16
Full Article: http://www.fao.org/newsroom/en/news/2008/1000923/
Prices Add 75 Million People to Global Hunger Rolls
Rome, 18 September 2008 – Rising prices have plunged an additional 75 million people below the hunger threshold, bringing the estimated number of undernourished people worldwide to 923 million in 2007, FAO said today.
High food prices have reversed the previously positive trend towards achieving the Millennium Development Goal of reducing by half the proportion of people suffering from hunger worldwide by 2015, according to new figures just released by the UN agency.
The poorest, the landless and female-headed households have been hardest hit......
SOMALIA - STARVATION & HUNGER - WOMEN & CHILDREN
People who fled the fighting wait for rations from the World Food Program to be served by a local nongovernmental organization.
Photo: Jehad Nga for The New York Times
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