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850 million people are hungry. Here's what we can do about it

Children queue for a free meal during a feeding program by outreach group World Mission Community Care, at a slum area in the Baseco compound, metro Manila July 30, 2014. According to a poll by non-profit social research institution Social Weather Stations (SWS), the results of a nationwide survey done in late June showed that fewer families in the Philippines were going hungry in the second quarter of 2014, compared to a similar survey done in March and in 2013. According to local media, figures from the survey showed that 16.3 percent of the respondents, an estimate of 3.6 million households, said that they went hungry in the past three months. This was below March's average of 17.8 percent, an estimate of 3.9 million families, and 2013's annual average of 19.5 percent. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco (PHILIPPINES - Tags: SOCIETY FOOD POVERTY) - GM1EA7U1BVQ01

20 million people are at risk of dying of hunger in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and the northeast tip of Nigeria. Image: REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Evan Fraser
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