| Ban Ki-Moon, the UN secretary-general, has said|
that 100 million people now suffer hunger [Reuters]
Twenty-seven key UN agencies are meeting in the Swiss capital Bern to hammer out a solution to the growing food crisis.
Ban Ki-Moon, the UN secretary-general, has called on the international community to take immediate action. He said 100 million people now suffer hunger and reiterated an earlier appeal by the World Food Programme to release about $800 million to help those in need.
This UN meeting is expected to produce a plan of emergency measures as well as other longer-term measures to solve the food crisis.
But how workable will the plan be? And what are the obstacles?
This episode of Inside Story aired on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at 17:30 GMT
Inside Story, with presenter Kamahl Sanatamaria, investigates.
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