Monday, 22 June 2009

Number Of World's Hungry Now Over A Billion

The UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation announced on Friday that the number of hungry people on the planet will this year reach a historic high of 1.02 billion.

The World Food Program's Executive Director Josette Sheeran said, "Unless the world responds, we are in danger of losing a generation to hunger and malnutrition,” she continued. "We have the know-how, the tools and the technology to feed the world. Let history not say of our generation that we let the opportunity of ending hunger slip through our fingers."

About 100 million more people than last year have been pushed into chronic hunger and poverty. To find out more and how you can help, visit the WFP's A Billion for a Billion page. A Billion for a Billion refers to the fact that there are now over a billion internet users in the world, who have the chance to help the billion hungry.

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