Global Defence Purchase Rises, Food Aid Declines

Published on 16 June 2009

Paradoxical though it may appear the governments across the world, despite a crippling economic downturn, spent more on defence purchase in 2008 than any time before. The total billing on upgrading arms by nations reached $1.46 trillion, a wire service reported recently. In sharp contrast to this the World Food Programme (WFP) a UN agency reported it was scaling down food aid to poverty ridden countries mostly in sub-Saharan region of Africa due to resource constraints.

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