'No single answer' to world hunger
Aug 10 2012
David Cameron has spoken of his hopes for a summit to tackle hunger, but admitted: "There's no one single answer to this."
The Prime Minister will host a meeting of world leaders gathered in London for the Olympics closing ceremony and challenge them to find ways of feeding starving children.
Mr Cameron also defended the decision to spend taxpayers' money on overseas aid despite overseeing a double-dip recession in the UK.
He told ITV1's Daybreak: "I wanted to do this during the Olympic Games. We are all thinking about the next gold medal, but there are millions of children around the world who are thinking, 'Am I going to get the next meal?'
"There are 170 million children who are malnourished. In some cases it results in death, but in a lot of cases it results in stunting, it means people don't reach their full potential and have all sorts of restrictions and illnesses later on in life."
Mr Cameron added: "I think most people recognise that when there are 170 million people around the world suffering from malnutrition, when there are millions of people living on less than a dollar a day, even at a tough time in Britain, we are right to meet our aid commitments."
International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell said the Government wanted to capitalise on the success of the Olympics by pledging to help hungry children abroad.
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