11/16/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

One Billion Hungry, Food Aid At 20-Year Low

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LONDON (Reuters) - Food aid is at a 20-year low despite the number of critically hungry people soaring this year to its highest level ever, the United Nations relief agency said Wednesday.

The number of hungry people will pass 1 billion this year for the first time, the U.N. World Food Program (WFP) said, adding that it is facing a serious budget shortfall.

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