Statement to the High-Level Meeting on World Food Security - Rome, Italy (03/06/08)

Executive Director Josette Sheeran

As we gather here in Rome, hunger is on the march, with the world food crisis threatening to plunge another 130 million people into life-threatening hunger. If we do not act quickly, the bottom billion will become the bottom two billion virtually overnight as their purchasing power is cut in half due to a doubling in food and fuel prices.

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