World Food Day and the Plight of Starving Nations

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Armed groups are making a weapon of hunger, cutting off food supplies, destroying crops and hijacking relief aid. It's a grim fact of everyday life, especially in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.  On this UN World Food Day, the world abounds in people who don't have enough to eat.  The International Food Policy Research Institute is an American think-tank that compiles the Hunger Index, using three measurements: child malnutrition, child mortality and the estimated proportion of people without enough food.

Credits

Guest:
Ruth Wiesmann - Post-doctoral Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Dan Konecky, Karen Radziner