Hunger stalks one billion, Right to Food and Nutrition Watch (AfricaFiles / Anglican Journal)

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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:
Key Words: hunger, billion, governance

African Charter Article #23: All peoples shall have the right to national and international peace and security. (Click for full text…)

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

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