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.