Rich na­tions fail­ing poor

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - UK&WORLD UPDATE -

MeM­BerS of the G8 group of rich na­tions are fall­ing short of pledges to de­liver more than 20 bil­lion US dol­lars to sup­port farm­ing and fight hunger in the world’s poor­est coun­tries, ac­cord­ing to a re­port re­leased to­day. Devel­op­ment char­ity Ac­tionAid said the cred­i­bil­ity of G8 lead­ers – in­clud­ing Bri­tain’s David cameron – is on the line when they gather in canada next week a year af­ter the 22 bil­lion dol­lar (£15 bil­lion) pledge.

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