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10th of October, 2011 (ActionAid Bangladesh) – As the global population hits 7 billion this month, ActionAid has today warned that a triple crisis of climate change, depleted natural resources and rocketing food prices, could dwarf the world’s ability to feed them all. 

Based on new research in 28 poor countries, ActionAid’s report ‘On the Brink: Who’s best prepare for a climate and hunger crisis?’ reveals which poor nations are most prepared for this triple crisis and which are perilously close to the brink. The 10 countries ranked most vulnerable – DRC, Burundi, South Africa, Haiti, Bangladesh, Zambia, India, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia and Rwanda - account for nearly a quarter of the world’s population. Countries most ready to face the triple crisis include Brazil, Malawi, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Tanzania. ActionAid warns that the world is coming to the end of an era of cheap food; that large scale agriculture has depleted the natural resources that sustained it; and that food prices - driven by rich nations’ insatiable demand for biofuel and food commodities - will continue to rise, unless urgent action is taken.

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