ActionAid's Henry Malumo on MDG 1

by Julie Mollins | @jmollins | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Tuesday, 21 September 2010 17:11 GMT
Henry Malumo, ActionAid's Africa hungerFree coordinator, spoke with AlertNet outside New York's 92Y, where the U.N. Week Digital Lounge is being held, about the challenges and possibilities the United Nations faces in terms of reaching its goal of reducing poverty and hunger by 2015.

NEW YORK (AlertNet) - Henry Malumo, ActionAid's Africa hungerFree coordinator, spoke with AlertNet outside New York's 92Y, where the U.N. Week Digital Lounge is being held, about the challenges and possibilities the United Nations faces in terms of reaching its goal of reducing poverty and hunger by 2015.

ActionAid released a report ahead of the Millennium Development Goals Summit this week at the U.N. in New York, which said hunger could be costing poor nations $450 billion a year - more than 10 times the amount needed to halve hunger by 2015 and achieve the first of eight goals the U.N. set for itself in 2000 to alleviate poverty.

ActionAid's report includes dates it predicts countries will meet MDG1 and scores nations on their efforts to fight hunger.

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