Britain’s hunger problem requires a minister dedicated to issue, lawmakers say

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By Saphora Smith

LONDON — Britain’s government needs a minister to focus on hunger, lawmakers recommended Thursday.

A report by a cross-party committee found that almost one-in-five children under the age of 15 are growing up in a home that has “limited access to food … due to lack of money or other resources.”

The U.K.’s levels of hunger are among the highest in Europe, the 56-page report added.

Britain is the world’s fifth-richest country.