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The challenge of hunger

The challenge of hunger
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First Published: Wed, Oct 12 2011. 01 11 AM IST
Updated: Wed, Oct 12 2011. 01 11 AM IST
Rising food prices have left the poor more vulnerable, says the latest global hunger report. The “2011 Global Hunger Index” (GHI), published jointly by the International Food Policy Research Institute, Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe, shows that much of the gains of the past 20 years have been reversed, particularly due to price spikes and excess volatility.
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The worst GHI scores occur in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Solutions to developing resilience against this phenomenon include provision of food security, better livelihood for the rural and urban poor, and strengthening of basic services such as education, healthcare and sanitation.
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First Published: Wed, Oct 12 2011. 01 11 AM IST