Ecumenical News International

One billion now hungry, says report on 'right to food'

October 13, 2009

Geneva (ENI). Failure by governments and international institutions to ensure people have access to food means that for the first time more than 1 billion people are 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 reached in 2009 the historically high figure of 1.02 billion people, about 100 million more than in 2008," states a report released in Geneva on 12 October by groups including the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance, the Swiss Protestant agency Bread for All, and the FoodFirst Information and Action Network, FIAN Switzerland.



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