THENUMBER OF HUNGRY PEOPLE IS ESTIMATED AT 1.02 BILLION - UP 11 PERCENT FROM LAST YEAR'S 915 MILLION 1in 6 people worldwide are hungry, U.N. says The financial meltdown has compounded there are 100 million more tween hunger and instabili-said. "Without food, people HUNGER ON THERISEpeople who are hungry, ty, noting that soaring prices have only three options:the crisis, which threatens people's health Number who are undernourished:meaning they consume few-for staples, such as rice, trig-They riot, they emigrate or and also political stability, officials report er than 1,800 calories a day, gered riots in the develop-they die. None of these are 1.05 billion the agency said. ing world last year. acceptable options." Associated Press now affects one in six peo-"No part of the world is Josette Sheeran of the Almost all the world's un-1.00 ROME -The global fi-pIe, by the United Nations' immune," FAO's Director-World Food Program, anoth-dernourlshed live in devel-0.95 nancial meltdown has pushed estimate. General Jacques Diouf said.
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