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Food crisis deepens; aid group forced to scale back assistance


Amid surging food prices, child malnutrition, violent unrest and the prospect of prolonged food shortages, one of the world’s largest humanitarian organizations has announced a potential 1.5 million drop in the number of people receiving its food assistance.

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World Vision, whose work includes providing nearly 450,000 metric tons of food in some 30 countries, cites the soaring cost of food and unmet donor-nation aid commitments for a potential 23 percent decrease in the number of people it is able to supply with food aid this year.

“Despite our best efforts, more than a million of our beneficiaries are no longer receiving food aid,” said Dean Hirsch, president of World Vision International. “At least a third of these are children who urgently need enough healthy food to thrive.”
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Sonia, 7, holds rice that was provided by World Vision during a relief effort in the wake of Cyclone Sidr in Bangladesh.
Sonia, 7, holds rice that was provided by World Vision during a relief effort in the wake of Cyclone Sidr in Bangladesh.
Photo ©2007/Amio Ascension/World Vision

A young boy in a refugee camp in Southern Africa eats his rice. The food crisis in Southern Africa grows worse by the day as grain prices continue to rise .
A young boy in a refugee camp in Southern Africa eats his rice. The food crisis in Southern Africa grows worse by the day as grain prices continue to rise.
Photo ©2008/Sibusisiwe Ndlovu/World Vision

In Honduras at a World Vision distribution center, a pregnant mother receives essential food supplies to prevent malnutrition.
In Honduras at a World Vision distribution center, a pregnant mother receives essential food supplies to prevent malnutrition.
Photo ©2007/Andrea Dearborn/World Vision

Mohammad Mahiuddin, 9, of Bangladesh, receives food aid after Cyclone Sidr destroyed his home and killed his father.In Bangladesh, Saunda, 5, and her family received rice, lentils, puffed rice and sugar from World Vision.
Mohammad Mahiuddin, 9, of Bangladesh, receives food aid after Cyclone Sidr destroyed his home and killed his father.
Photo ©2007/Amio Ascension/World Vision
In Bangladesh, Saunda, 5, and her family received rice, lentils, puffed rice and sugar from World Vision.
Photo ©2007/Reena Samuel/World Vision


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