The year 2008 will be remembered by the world's poorest countries as the year when the food crisis really hit with increased food prices resulting in hunger. The World Bank estimates that the number of people living in utmost poverty and hunger increased by more than one hundred million, which means that right now one billion people are starving. This has serious consequences. Every day 24,000 persons die from hunger. Every fifth second a child dies from hunger. The number of malnourished and undernourished persons has increased to two billion.