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After the awful 2008 food and financial crisis, food prices are surging again around the world. The number of victims is staggering: almost 1 billion people go to bed hungry, about 3.5 million children under 5 in developing countries die from malnutrition, some 44 million people could reach the extreme poverty line if the disaster continues.
What lurks behind this silent tsunami of food prices? Hassan Zaman, economist in the Poverty Reduction Group, sheds some light on this crisis and tells how we could reverse this deadly tide.
For more info check www.worldbank.org/foodcrisis