33 nations are at risk of social unrest because of the rising prices of food. “For countries where food comprises from half to three-quarters of consumption, there is no margin for survival.
But the rich world is exacerbating these effects by supporting the production of biofuels.
Overseas aid by rich countries fell 8.4 percent last year from 2006. Developed nations would have to increase their aid budgets by 35 percent over the next three years just to meet the commitments they made in 2005.
as the watches of the night begin;
pour out your heart like water
in the presence of the Lord.
Lift up your hands to him
for the lives of your children,
who faint from hunger
at the head of every street.
And in the US?
As the point person in the benevolence ministry of our church, a growing number of those I am working with are hard working people who are less and less able to meet their bills.
Today, CNN confirms that I am not alone in that observation.