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19 Jun 2012 description
report Global Witness

Survey finds sharp rise in killings over land and forests as Rio talks open

New figures collected by Global Witness on the killings of activists, journalists and community members who were defending rights to land and forests show the true, shocking extent of competition for access to natural resources. The briefing, A Hidden Crisis?, finds that over 711 people appear to have been killed in the last decade – more than one a week. In 2011 the toll was 106 people, almost doubling over the past three years.

16 Oct 2009 description
report ActionAid

Some of the poorest countries in the world are making striking progress on reducing numbers of hungry people, while some wealthier countries are lagging behind, new findings from ActionAid show.

In a new study, released on World Food Day, ActionAid investigated the progress over 50 governments were making in reducing the number of hungry people in their countries.

The scorecard report shows that China, ranked second out of the developing countries, cut hunger numbers by 58 million in ten years …