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Thinking Food: UN Announces Program to Help Hunger Hot Spots

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Thinking Food: UN Announces Program to Help Hunger Hot Spots A UN agency rolled out a $214 million program Tuesday to help 16 needy places hit hard by high prices for food and oil, amid a crisis already making it hard for aid groups to provide enough food for the world's hungry. The World Food Program said almost 1 billion poor people around the world are struggling to survive amid the higher prices. "Food prices are not abating, and the world's most vulnerable have exhausted their coping strategies," said Josette Sheeran, the agency's executive director.

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