The worldwide glut on the coffee market has had a devastating effect on the economies of many developing countries. Governments are being forced cut back on spending, with the result that medical and educational facilities are not receiving enough money to continue providing basic services. The World Food Program has reported that 30,000 Hondurans are suffering from hunger as a result of the coffee crisis. In Nicaragua, the coffee crisis has also caused a huge food crisis in the department of Matagalpa. In Ethiopia, economic instability means that the government is unable to deal effectively with other major national issues such as the country’s HIV / AIDS crisis.
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