Justin Forsyth, Chief Executive of Save the Children UK
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Parents 'struggle to feed families' as food prices rise

A year of record food prices has forced millions of parents in the developing world to cut back on food for their children, says aid agency Save the Children.

The agency surveyed families in India, Bangladesh, Peru, Pakistan and Nigeria.

One parent in six said their children were abandoning school to help out by working for food.

Justin Forsyth, Chief Executive of Save the Children UK, told the BBC that world leaders should come together in a 'hunger summit'.

  • 15 Feb 2012
  • From the section Africa