2009-02-23 18:39:54

WFP Warn 1 Billion Suffer 'Food Crunch'

(23 Feb 09 - RV) The crisis in the world economy has worsened the global food ‘crunch’. There are currently almost one billion people in the world who go to bed hungry every night.

A high-profile conference organized by Italy’s Aspen Institute in Rome over the weekend discussed strategies to reverse the current economic downturn and, within that framework, explored ways of achieving food security for the world.

The Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme, Josette Sheeran, says that it is necessary to continue meeting emergency food needs despite the global financial crisis. RealAudioMP3

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