UN, New York, 27 October 2005 - As
the world focuses on a series of massive natural disasters and the spread
of avian influenza, hunger in Africa has quietly climbed to an all-time
high, threatening to destabilize much of the continent, warned James T.
Morris, Executive Director of WFP.
Poverty, conflict, HIV/AIDS, drought
and a weakened capacity for government have caused record levels of hunger
which has stretched across the continent, from north to south, west to
Morris said WFP is struggling to feed
43 million people this year in sub-Saharan Africa - double the number in