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27 Nov 2008 description
report Oxfam

One child dies every 5 seconds of hunger related causes and more than half of child deaths in the developing word are due to hunger

Recent price increases pushed 119 million more people into hunger taking the total number of hungry people in the world close to 1 billion.

Falling global food prices have not translated into lower prices in most poor countries.

Global food prices remain 28 per cent higher than two years ago and continue to push more people into hunger. Very poor people can hold off hunger in the short-term by using up their limited resources.