Alleviation of global hunger an urgent agenda for world leaders in 2013

Published on February 2, 2013 at 6:29 AM · No Comments

"The fact that an inexpensive and readily treatable condition that affects 868 million people, kills 2.3 million children per year, and was targeted as a Millennium Development Goal, should remain uncontrolled year after year is as shocking as it is shameful," a Lancet editorial writes about global hunger. "Moreover, that hunger still has such a grip on 14 percent of the world's population -- despite enough food being produced to feed everyone -- is an indictment of failed policies at many levels, according to 'Enough Food for Everyone IF,' a report by a collaboration of more than 100 charities and religious groups, launched on Jan 23," the editorial states.

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