April 10, 2008 — -- Food prices are rising around the world. In an interview with ABC News, Gregory Barrow, senior public affairs officer at the World Food Program (WFP), said that "the WFP has identified a number of countries that have been badly affected, and we have identified a type of country that's most likely to suffer from rising food prices."
""The kind of country to be worst-affected is a country which depends on importing its food to meet its people's needs, it is likely to have witnessed dramatic inflation recently, and where individuals typically spend a significant portion of their income, i.e. 50 percent or more, on food."
According to Barrow, this definition "would cover a number of countries in Sub-Saharan Africa as well as countries in Asia, like Bangladesh and Pakistan."
ABC News takes a look at some of the countries most badly hit by the growing food crisis.
Joohee Cho, Margaret Conley, Clarisse Fortune, Sonia Gallego, Ammu Kannampilly, Zoe Magee, Tomek Rolsk, Nick Schifrin, Jim Sciutto, Lara Setrakian, and Stephanie Sy contributed to the reporting of this story.