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13 Oct 2008 description
report Oxfam

Embargoed: 16 October 2008

Oxfam has today (World Food Day, October 16th) launched a massive fundraising appeal to tackle the impact of rising world food prices, which have pushed an extra 119 million people into hunger, taking the global total to nearly 1 billion.

The appeal has been launched on World Food Day alongside a new Oxfam report, Double Edged Pricess howing that the increases in food prices have pushed the world's poorest further into destitution while quadrupling profits for some international businesses.

Oxfam needs an extra £15 million to pay for its …