BANGLADESH: Unemployment, food prices spur growing hunger

Published on 22 July 2010

Rising unemployment and food prices and a sluggish economy are taking their toll on Bangladesh, where a growing number of people are struggling to survive. (..) “In recent years, devastating cyclones and floods, the dramatic increase in food prices in 2008 and the global recession have all impacted economic growth in Bangladesh, which in turn has led to a deterioration of food security and the nutritional situation in the country,” Emamul Haque, spokesperson for the World Food Programme (WFP) in Bangladesh, told IRIN.

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