Pakistan: Hunger stalks millions as food insecurity grows. The cause is the rise in food prices combined with extreme poverty; food is available, but poor people can’t afford enough of it to avoid hunger. Almost half of the population is food insecure, according to the best estimate.

by IRIN News

Saleem-ud-Din, 35, is happy today. The disabled beggar has been able to buy some cooked lentils as well as six ‘rotis’ [flat bread] for his family of six. “Today we will have a feast. Usually we share two or three ‘rotis’, at best, between us – but someone put a Rs.100 [US$1.17] note in my bowl, and along with the other smaller notes and coins, it is enough to buy a proper meal,” Saleem told IRIN in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore.

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