The World Bank has warned that rising food prices, driven partly by rising fuel costs, are pushing millions of people into extreme poverty.
World food prices are 36% above levels of a year ago, driven by problems in the Middle East and North Africa, and remain volatile, the bank said.
That has pushed 44 million people into poverty since last June.
A further 10% rise would push 10m more below the extreme poverty line of $1.25 (76p) a day, the bank said.
And it warned that a 30% cost hike in the price of staples could lead to 34 million more poor.
‘Protect the poor’
The World Bank estimates there are about 1.2 billion people living on less than $1.25 a day.
“More poor people are suffering and more people could become poor because of high and volatile food prices,” said World Bank president Robert Zoellick.
Source BBC News
It is not surprising that world is facing a severe shortage of food, when famine has hit the poorest of countries. Jesus Christ Our Savior has told us that one of the signs of the end times will be famine, and that this is the beginning of birth pains.
Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.
There will come a time soon, when the Anti-Christ shortly reigns on earth, where it will take a day’s wage to pay for food.
Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “A quart of wheat for a day’s wages, and three quarts of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!”
Jesus Christ will come with great Power and Glory, imprisoning Satan for 1000 years, then casting him into the lake of fire for eternity. It is not too late to give your life to Christ.
And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the Abyss and holding in his hand a great chain. He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. He threw him into the Abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended. After that, he must be set free for a short time.
And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
Written by: Gloria