Caritas joins global call for urgent climate action [CN-USA]

Ahead of the United Nations climate conference in Copenhagen, Caritas International, together with other international aid organizations, has warned that “urgent action” is needed in order to prevent global hunger due to climate change.

The statement “Climate Change, Food Insecurity and Hunger” is signed by Caritas, the UN’s food and health agencies WFP, FAO, and the WHO, plus the International Federation of the Red Cross, Oxfam, Word Vision, and Save the Children, the agencies have announced.

The statement says climate change is undermining current efforts to end the suffering of over one billion people already affected by hunger. Not having enough to eat is already the single largest contributor to the global burden of disease, killing 3.5 million people every year, almost all of them children in poor countries.

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Instead of urging action to end climate change they should just have voted to end hunger. It’s certainly no less rational.

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