Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Can't Pay - Can't Have

Africa is facing a severe food crisis affecting up to 60 million people. Christina Bennet is head of the humanitarian policy group at the Overseas Development Institute in the UK explains  these famines aren't caused necessarily by a lack of access to food. 

 It is not so much that there is no available food in many of these places, it's more that there is not the possibility of accessing food. If people can access food through cash, quickly, that would be the fastest way to resolve some of the food situation in these countries.

That gives people access to cash so that they can buy food which is available to them at their local markets. 

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