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US to continue 'feeding the future'

17 october 2011, 10:36
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Hillary Clinton. Photo by AFP
Hillary Clinton. Photo by AFP
The U.S. are to continue 'feeding the future'. Secretary Clinton made a statement on World Food Day, October 16, Tengrinews.kz reports.

"The United States will continue to provide food aid during these crisis situations, but long-term solutions to food security must be treated with the same sense of urgency. That’s why the Obama Administration started our Feed the Future Initiative. Through it, the United States government is working with partner countries, civil society, the private sector, and other stakeholders to improve access and availability to nutritious food. And we are teaching families how to ensure their own food security, so that someday help from donors will no longer be needed," Hillary Clinton said.

According to her, rising food prices earlier this year added millions to the nearly one billion people worldwide who suffer from chronic hunger. "Today in the Horn of Africa more than 13 million people are affected by a severe drought that has led to a food emergency and a refugee crisis, compounded by terrorist group al-Shabaab’s complete disregard for fellow Somali citizens by blocking the delivery of humanitarian aid. This is the most severe humanitarian emergency in the world and it is critical that the international community continue to work to ensure families have access to adequate food and the resources to purchase it," Clinton said.

The U.S. have the know-how, the tools, resources, and the political will to rise to this global challenge, Secretary Clinton added.

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