Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has accused the rich countries of reneging on promises to help feed the world’s hungry.
Speaking on World Food Day, Annan appealed to wealthy nations not to use the global financial crisis as a pretext for not meeting their commitments. Annan warned that over 10 000 children are dying from malnutrition each day.
His comments are echoed by aid agency Oxfam, which estimates that more than 900 million people are facing starvation because of soaring prices.
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