TITLE

Extreme weather worsens global hunger

AUTHOR(S)
Moszynski, Peter
PUB. DATE
August 2004
SOURCE
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);8/28/2004, Vol. 329 Issue 7464, p473
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on how the extreme weather across much of the world is having a devastating effect on world hunger. From droughts to floods, freezing temperatures to heat, and locusts to storms, how it is the poor are always the hardest hit; Countries facing the loss of crops which include Africa, Cuba, Peru and Afghanistan among others; Expectations that the wild weather cycles will increase in frequency and severity; Launch of two programs by a relief organization to help the survivors of floods in Bangladesh and those suffering the drought in Kenya; Belief that at least one million people are at high risk of starvation around the globe due to the weather.
ACCESSION #
14255462

 

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