ActionAid urges G20 Ministers to take immediate steps to avert food and finance crises

For immediate release: Washington D.C. – As Greece edges closer to default, confidence in the Euro and the dollar declines and global food prices soar, ActionAid called on G20 finance and development ministers meeting today to put serious reforms in motion.   Although global food security is among the top agenda items for today’s meeting, there are serious concerns that despite continued hikes in the price of staple foods, ministers will not take steps to prevent the trend from becoming another global food crisis.   “Ministers must approve the pilot program for emergency food reserves in West Africa,” says…

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