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Hunger levels soar in East Africa

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THIS IS A MAN-MADE FOOD CRISIS!!! IF AFRICANS HAD ACCESS TO A FAIR TRADE, THIS WOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED…AMERICA WANTS/NEEDS FAMINE BECAUSE THAT IS HOW THEY SUSTAIN THEIR OWN AGRICULTURAL SECTOR (USAID) …THAT DOES NOT HELP THE AFRICAN FARMER BECAUSE HE WILL BE UNABLE TO SELL HIS OWN HARVEST…USAID IS A FAKE FIX…UNFAIR TRADE IS THE PROBLEM…IMF/WORLD BANK IS THE PROBLEM…SELFISH WESTERN GOVERNMENTS ARE THE PROBLEM!!! IN THE MEAN TIME, INNOCENT POOR PEOPLE ARE DYING BECAUSE OF AN AID/TRADE SYSTEM THAT FAILED THEM! God will judge us for this…
“There is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed.”

Story from BBC NEWS:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/africa/7626562.stm


Nearly 17 million people in the Horn of Africa are in urgent need of food and other aid – almost twice as many as earlier this year, the UN has said.

Some $700m (£382m) in emergency aid is needed to prevent the region descending into full-scale famine, it said.

Top UN humanitarian official John Holmes said food stocks were critically low in parts of Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritrea, northern Kenya and Uganda.

The area has suffered from drought, conflict and rocketing food prices.

The number of those at risk could rise still further “as the drought deepens and the hunger season continues”, Mr Holmes said.

“What we need essentially is more funds, and more funds now, otherwise the situation is going to become even more catastrophic than it is today.”

The estimated total for the rest of this year for those in need is $1.4bn. Almost half of that has been raised, Mr Holmes said, but there remains a shortfall of $716m.

“We may need significant funds after that period – this is not the end of the story,” he said.

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation blames worldwide rises in food prices for helping to push 75 million more people into the ranks of the world’s hungry last year – bringing the total to 925 million.

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Written by Tseday

September 20, 2008 at 9:26 pm

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