The World Food Programme (WFP) issued an urgent appeal on Tuesday for $23 million in “financial support from international donors for food aid to Yemen specifically targeted at women and children,” AFP/Google.com reports.
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Climate Change, Hunger, Economy G8 Summit Top Priorities; France’s First Lady Calls On G8 To Expand On Global Health ‘Achievements’
President Barack Obama joined world leaders in Italy on Wednesday for “three days of intense talks on threats to global security and stability” at a G8 summit “where climate change, the continuing global economy crisis and world hunger got top billing,” AP/Google.com reports.
The G8 summit is scheduled to open Wednesday in L’Aquila, Italy. The World Food Program (WFP) on Tuesday issued a statement praising the G8 leaders’ focus on food security and calling for support of its efforts to combat hunger among the world’s poorest people, Xinhua reports.
Pollution from the world’s wealthiest countries is spreading disease and hunger in developing countries, according to a new Oxfam International report, which calls on developed countries to address global warming when G8 leaders meet in Italy, the Globe and Mail reports.
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Economic Benefits Of Global Plan To Stop TB Examined A study, recently published in the journal Health Affairs, analyzes the costs associated with the Global Plan to Stop TB and compared them to the cost of sustaining the DOTS treatment program. The study finds that the “economic benefits” of the…
The U.N.’s World Food Programme (WFP) said Wednesday a “lack of international funding and new restrictions by North Korea on its staff and where it can operate has left it unable to reach millions of hungry women and children in the impoverished country,” AP/Taiwan News reports.
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Oxfam Calls On G8 Leaders To Increase Agriculture Investment In Developing Countries The development group Oxfam is calling on G8 leaders, ahead of their meeting in Italy, to increase investment in agriculture in developing countries, Reuters reports. The group recently released a report, which shows that agricultural assistance by G8…
The world is slowly losing the fight against hunger in the Horn of Africa, according to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), which renewed its call for emergency food supplies, water and recovery activities to help about 2.5 million food insecure people in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, Xinhua/CRIENGLISH.com reports.
For the first time, the number of chronically hungry people worldwide is greater than 1 billion, according to a recent U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) statement, the Financial Times reports.
The Washington Independent examines a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, which found that a federal law requiring most international food aid to come from U.S. farmers could be “hobbling efforts to feed the world’s hungry.”