Report finds 1 billion hungry people in world

100 million more than last year
Failure to act by governments and international institutions has left more than 1 billion around the world undernourished, according to a coalition of religious, human rights and development groups.

“Despite record grain crops worldwide, the number of undernourished people in the world in 2009 reached the historically high figure of 1.02 billion people, about 100 million more than in 2008,” says a report released October 12 in Geneva by a coalition including the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance, the Swiss Protestant agency Bread for All, FIAN Switzerland and the FoodFirst Information and Action Network.

 

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