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Hunger stalks one billion, Right to Food and Nutrition Watch
|Author: Stephen Brown, Geneva
||Date Written: 20 October 2009
|Primary Category: Africa General
||Document Origin: Ecumenical News International, FIAN International
|Secondary Category: Ecology
||Source URL: http://www.anglicanjournal.com
|Key Words: hunger, billion, governance
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African Charter Article #23
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Summary & Comment: The number of people going hungry worldwide has risen to more than one billion for the first time, an increase of 100 million in the past year, says Right to Food and Nutrition Watch, a coalition of religious, human rights, and development groups. The coalition blames discrimination, exclusion, and a failure to spend all of the $20 billion set aside by governments and international institutions to ease the food crisis. Banks and insurance companies have been favoured during the deep recession. ES
One billion now hungry, says report on ‘right to food’
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