Thursday, September 17, 2009

A Billion Hungry!

Even when the world economy is rocking along the wealthy countries of the world have trouble meeting all of the demands for aid to the hungry. Now that we're in a global recession, it will only get worse.
Food aid is at a 20-year low despite the number of critically hungry people soaring this year to its highest level ever, the United Nations relief agency said Wednesday.

The number of hungry people will pass 1 billion this year for the first time, the U.N. World Food Program (WFP) said, adding that it is facing a serious budget shortfall.

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