Financial meltdown worsens food crisis

As global prices soar, more people go hungry
by Ariana Eunjung Cha and Stephanie McCrummen
Washington Post, October 26, 2008

According to Oxfam International, this year's financial crisis has dragged an additional 119 million people below the poverty line. In response, the affluent countries are taking care of their own first and taking their time with everyone else.

Comments

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <p> <br> <img> <b> <i> <object> <h1> <h2> <h3><h4><h5><h6><span><blockquote>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Glossary terms will be automatically marked with links to their descriptions. If there are certain phrases or sections of text that should be excluded from glossary marking and linking, use the special markup, [no-glossary] ... [/no-glossary]. Additionally, these HTML elements will not be scanned: a, abbr, acronym, code, pre.

More information about formatting options