Financial Crisis Deepening Hunger Worldwide

Published on 08 June 2009

Many children in the Philippines, especially in Mindanao, go to school hungry, according to the United Nations. Stephen Anderson, UN World Food Program (WFP) Philippines country director, said hunger is on the rise worldwide and in the Philippines. “The rice crisis last year, the ongoing conflict in Mindanao and now the financial downturn globally have an impact certainly in the Philippines,” he said. “These have unfortunately increased the number of needy people.”

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