Rural children eat during a lunch break at their boarding school in Lanzhou, Gansu. Study after study shows that financial and in-kind aid reduces poverty. Photo: Xinhua

Every morsel of help counts for the 800 million people who still suffer from chronic hunger

José Graziano da Silva says social protection in the form of self-help programmes and transfers, even small sums, provides a vital lift for the poor

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Rural children eat during a lunch break at their boarding school in Lanzhou, Gansu. Study after study shows that financial and in-kind aid reduces poverty. Photo: Xinhua
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