Josette Sheeran, the WFP’s executive director, was reported as saying that the price of basic foods was rising so rapidly that a shortfall
A programme providing meals for 450,000 Cambodian children has already been suspended, the report said. A similar programme in Kenya, serving 1.2 million children, is facing cuts of nearly 50%.
The crisis is partly being driven by rising demand from consumers in fast developing countries such as China and India, at a time when food production is being hit by climate change.
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