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Severe Weather, Climate Exacerbate Global Hunger Crisis

Date Published: 
11/28/2013
Summary: 

With the holiday season upon the United States, food donations are garnering more attention. But for the 49 million Americans who lived without enough food in 2012, hunger is not just a seasonal struggle. It is also compounded by economic downturns, natural disasters and complex climates. (..)"It's a very complex problem," Richard Choularton, Chief of Program Innovations Service for the WFP, said. "A lot has to do with the distribution of food. At the moment, we have enough food in the world to feed everybody, but not everybody has access to it. Either they're too poor to afford it or the markets aren't developed well enough to get it to them."