Monday, July 16, 2007

The U.N. Can't Feed The World

The United Nations has said that it can no longer afford to feed the 90 million people in Africa it's World Food Program has been helping for the past five years.
Josette Sheeran, WFP executive director, said in an interview with the Financial Times: "In a world where our contributions are holding fairly steady, this [cost increase] means we are able to reach far less people."
Perhaps it's not only about contributions holding steady. Maybe something should be done about the corrupt governments of these countries who are keeping the people in such conditions.