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UN: World Hunger Down Significantly Since 1990

The UN has released the findings of a new report that has found that since 1990, world hunger is down significantly. Twenty-five years ago, there were one billion people suffering from hunger around the world; today, that number is down to 795 million. Many developing countries have also come close to meeting their Millennium Development Goals established by the UN in 2000. The Food and Agriculture Organization Director General, José Graziano da Silva, said, “The near-achievement of the MDG hunger targets shows us that we can indeed eliminate the scourge of hunger in our lifetime.” Though many parts of the world have seen dramatic improvements, two dozen African countries still face food crises, as several regions have dealt with poor weather, natural disasters and political turmoil …

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