Statement to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) special event on the food crisis in Africa - New York, United States

Executive Director James Morris

Today our loss reached 2.1 million - that is the number of young children who have died this year of hunger and related diseases in Africa. Few people realize that hunger still takes this incredible toll - globally it claims more lives than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. One African in three lives in its shadow.

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