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UN agencies call for more integrated approach to food crisis in poor countries

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b2930 (Published 17 July 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b2930
  1. Bob Roehr
  1. 1Washington, DC

    The world’s two billion poorest people are continuously on the edge of a food and nutrition crisis, and the current economic recession has made the situation much worse, warned a meeting of United Nations agencies and financial institutions this week.

    The recent spike in food prices and lack of availability of food “are symptoms of a system that is seriously dysfunctional,” said David Nabarro, UN assistant secretary general, at the workshop organised by the US Institute of Medicine and held on 14-16 July in Washington, DC.

    Dr Nabarro …

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