WFP is deeply concerned that the scourge
of hunger and malnutrition is on the increase across the developing world,
with now over a billion hungry people on the planet. The global economic
downturn is exacerbating the impact of the food crisis and increasing food
insecurity for the world's most vulnerable people, reversing progress toward
the Millennium Development Goals. This threatens human well-being, peace
and stability, and puts an entire generation at risk in many countries.
In 2008, the number of people in need