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Monday, 15 August 2022 04:37 GMT

Oxfam convicts G7 nations for sendoff millions to hunger


(MENAFN) According to Oxfam's head of inequality policy, Max Lawson, in a declaration released on Tuesday, the G7 nations are " leaving millions to starve and cooking the planet " by their meager USD4.5 billion offer to combat the biggest famine crisis in decades.

In order to " finance food and agriculture investments to end hunger and fill the huge gap in UN humanitarian appeals," according to Lawson, " at least USD28.5 billion more " is required. The current year, the G7 nations have committed approximately USD14 billion, including the sum announced on Tuesday, to combating global food insecurity.

How much of that money has really been given to the designated beneficiaries is unclear, though? Despite the fact that the United States Congress approved a huge arms and aid package for Ukraine last month that includes USD5 billion to " fight global hunger," Politico reports that as of this past weekend, none of the funds had been distributed.

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