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'Statistics released by the Trussell Trust reveals that it gave out 79,000 emergency food parcels in the year to March past, a horrendous 75% increase on the previous 12 months and a 200% increase on 2015/16.' (Andy Buchanan/PA)

'Statistics released by the Trussell Trust reveals that it gave out 79,000 emergency food parcels in the year to March past, a horrendous 75% increase on the previous 12 months and a 200% increase on 2015/16.' (Andy Buchanan/PA)

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'Statistics released by the Trussell Trust reveals that it gave out 79,000 emergency food parcels in the year to March past, a horrendous 75% increase on the previous 12 months and a 200% increase on 2015/16.' (Andy Buchanan/PA)

Traditionally Northern Ireland people have been among the most generous per capita when it comes to helping developing countries stricken by famine or other disasters which have left their populations teetering on the edge of life.

While it can never be said that the province does not have enough food to feed its 1.8m population there is a shameful undercurrent of poverty which has left ever increasing numbers of families relying on charity for their daily meals.


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