World Disasters Report 2011 - Focus on Hunger and Malnutrition

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Date published
01 Jan 2011
Research, reports and studies
Development & humanitarian aid, Food and nutrition

For decades, images of starving people have stirred the world’s conscience. Less vis- ible have been the millions who experience chronic hunger – today, nearly 1 billion or almost one in seven people worldwide.
How can we deny that there is a huge ongoing crisis when a world that currently produces enough food to feed everyone fails to do so – partly due to increasing inequalities, food and land becoming tradable commodities or commodities being sold to the highest bidder and thus violating everyone’s fundamental right to sufficient nutritious food?