Bangladesh is prime example of need on World Food Day

Bishop Moses Costa and Sr. Angelie of the Missionaries of Charity of Chittagong, Bangladesh. Both spoke of the pressures of family who leave rural areas and settle in urban settings, like Chittagong. (GSR/Chris Herlinger)

Chittagong, Bangladesh — The issue of food and hunger is at the center of much of the story of contemporary Bangladesh.

That is worth a reflection today on World Food Day, the day that the international community commemorates the creation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, known as the FAO, on Oct. 16, 1945. The FAO leads U.N. efforts to combat hunger.

Bangladesh used to be considered something of a poster child when it came to the issue of hunger: a place where famine was common and where desperate poverty characterized much of life.

Read the full story at Global Sisters Report.

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