Former President Mary Robinson has warned world leaders that they have an obligation to tackle the global food crisis. The human rights activist told a seminar marking the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that food is a human right to which every woman, man and child is entitled. As the Irish government slashed 45 million euro in overseas aid from its books, Mrs Robinson said the right to food will remain out of the grasp of millions of people for years to come unless developed countries act now. The event, being held in Dublin, highlighted the plight of millions of people across the Horn of Africa who are on the brink of starving to death.