Hundreds of thousands at risk of starvation as food crisis grows

April 17, 2008

Hundreds of thousands of people are at risk of starvation as a result of the escalating food crisis, the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned.

Speaking in Washington at the weekend, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, managing director of the IMF urged governments to acknowledge the severity of the crisis, warning that it could eventually lead to war.

He said: “If food prices go on as they are today, then the consequences on the population in a large set of countries, including Africa, but not only Africa, will be terrible.

“Hundreds of thousands of people will be starving. Children will suffer from malnutrition, with consequences for all of their lives.

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