ROME (Reuters) - The world's leading crusaders against hunger voiced frustration on World Food Day on Thursday that the global financial crisis had overshadowed a food crisis tipping millions toward starvation. [...]
"The media have highlighted the financial crisis at the expense of the food crisis," [...]
The World Food Program's Executive Director Josette Sheeran acknowledged that even citizens of wealthy countries had been affected by high food prices and the financial crisis. "But for those who live on less than a dollar a day, it's a matter of life and death," Sheeran said. [...]
"My position is that the financial crisis is a serious one, and deserves urgent attention and focus, but so is the question of hunger, and millions (are) likely to die. Is that any less urgent?," asked former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan. [...]
"If they are able to raise funds for the banking system, they can also find ways to reduce poverty in the world," Vore Gana Seck, President of Dakar-based CONGAD (Council of NGOs Supporting Development) told Reuters in the Senegalese capital.
"I think it's a problem of priority."
Un amico proprio ieri a pranzo diceva: "La soglia, lo scollinamento, è a un milione (e intendeva di €). Quando hai un milione, in contanti sul conto, sei a posto"