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Activists criticise G7's $4.5-bn pledge to fight global hunger

At the end of a three-day G7 summit in the Bavarian Alps, the leaders committed the $4.5 billion to protect the most vulnerable from hunger and malnutrition

US President Joe Biden speaks during the G7 summit in Schloss Elmau, near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany (Photo: Reuters)
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US President Joe Biden speaks during the G7 summit in Schloss Elmau, near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany (Photo: Reuters)

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Activists sharply criticised a pledge by the Group of Seven rich countries on Tuesday to commit $4.5 billion to fight global hunger, saying the sum fell short of what was needed with millions of people on the brink of starvation.

The worst drought in decades in parts of Africa and soaring food prices, driven higher by Russia's invasion of Ukraine, have sparked repeated warnings about threats to food security of the world's poorest and possible famines.

At the end of a three-day G7 summit in the Bavarian Alps, the leaders committed the $4.5 billion to protect the most vulnerable from hunger and

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First Published: Jun 28 2022 | 7:18 PM IST

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