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WFP in Asia

Despite its rapid economic growth, the Asia Pacific region is home to an estimated 642 million hungry people - more than any other continent - and it has more than half of the world's billion undernourished.

This plight of the poorest has been compounded by commercial food prices that have not significantly declined since their 2008 record highs and the global financial crisis which has impacted on remittances, the bedrock of many Asian economies.