Poll reveals 85% of Americans oblivious to hunger in Africa and Middle East

by Hannah Summers

People queue as food is distributed in Old Fangak, in Jonglei state, one of the areas of South Sudan affected by food insecurity. (Photo : Sam Mednick/AP)

Less than a fifth of Americans are aware that extreme hunger threatens the lives of 20 million people in Africa and the Middle East, yet the overwhelming majority regard it as the most pressing global issue once they have been told…

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