Monday, September 21, 2009


A young Thai boy and other Bangkok, Thailand, residents receive a food handout
outside the Poh Teck Tung

"Food aid is at a 20-year low despite the number of critically hungry people soaring this year to its highest level ever, the United Nations relief agency said Wednesday. The number of hungry people will pass 1 billion this year for the first time, the U.N. World Food Program (WFP) said, adding that it is facing a serious budget shortfall." (Yahoo News, 16 September) RD

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