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WFP says hunger kills more than AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis combined

Date Published: 
06/04/2009
Summary: 

Hunger kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined, The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) said in a release to Xinhua on Thursday.According to relative researches, WFP said in the release that there are 25,000 people, both of adults and children, die a day from hunger and related causes, in which one child is dying every six seconds from hunger and related diseases (or 14,000 children a day). Datas also showed that hunger (underweight) is No.1 on the list of the world's top 10 health risks, while one in seven people (adults and children) goes to bed hungry each night.