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WFP Deputy Executive Director Staffan de Mistura at the Third World Climate Conference - (03/09/09)

The increasing number of climate and weather-related disasters and the impact that these may have on vulnerable people is troubling. While the number of hungry people has reached 1 billion, the number of people at risk from climate and weather-related disasters has increased to 2.6 billion . Sadly, once again, the developing countries, which host more than 90 percent of the people exposed to natural disasters, are bearing the brunt.