Priority urged for food aid to poor nations

G8 leaders heading to US face calls to take action to keep 50 million children from state of malnutrition.

    When leaders of the eight largest global economies meet in the US on Friday, the issue of food aid to developing nations will be high on the agenda.

    Three years ago the world's largest economies promised $22bn towards food security in developing nations. However, by last year less than a quarter of the promised amount made its way to nations facing starvation.

    This year, activists are all calling for the G8 leaders to make a real financial commitment in order to keep 50 million children globally from a state of malnutrition.

    Al Jazeera's Patty Culhane reports from Washington, DC.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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