Over One Billion Go Hungry Every Day

Over One Billion Go Hungry Every Day - UN officials say...

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UN officials say more people than ever before are going hungry. And they blame it on the global economic crisis. UN Food and Agriculture Director-General Jacques Diouf says it is with "deep regret" that he announces the new estimate for hungry people in the world. "The number of those suffering from chronic hunger in the world has topped one billion in 2009. One billion and 20 million to be more precise," he says. Diouf says a "dangerous mix" of the global economic slowdown and very high food prices pushed another 100 million people into the hungry category over the past year. "Neither drought, nor floods or disastrous harvests can be held to blame this time. Worsening hunger in the last three years largely stems from economic shocks," he says. This includes the global credit crunch, falling trade and investment flows, declining remittances and budgetary pressures on development aid. Poor hit hard "The financial and economic crisis is having a particularly profound impact on poor and
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This note was uploaded on 10/21/2009 for the course FSD 6789 taught by Professor Vinh during the Spring '09 term at ITT Tech Flint.

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