Hunger in the United Kingdom

Chronic hunger has affected a sizable proportion of the UK’s population throughout most of its history. The problem was largely solved with the improved economic conditions that followed World War II. Yet since the lasting global inflation in the price of food that began in late 2006, and especially since the Financial crisis of 2008, severe hunger has once again began to affect thousands of Britons. By December 2013, according to a group of Doctors and academics writing in The British Medical Journal, hunger in the UK had reached the level of a “public health emergency”. Read more here.

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