Oxfam: David Attenborough is wrong on famines and aid

Posted by Jon Slater Head of News

18th Sep 2013

Responding to comments from David Attenborough about aid, Hannah Stoddart, Oxfam senior policy adviser, said: "We can't look the other way while men, women and children starve in a famine; it is our moral duty to help. 

"David Attenborough is wrong - there is plenty of food in the world to feed everyone if we share what we have more fairly. Also, we could easily boost production by reversing decades of under-investment in poor countries' agriculture.

"Of course we need to act to reduce climate change and protect scarce natural resources but that does not mean turning our backs on people in dire situations who need our help."

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