The world produces enough food for everyone but hunger kills 260 children every hour (that’s 2 million a year). I can’t bear thinking of any child suffering, even more so since becoming a mum, so when I see statistics like that, it is heart-breaking. We are the lucky ones.
Save the Children UK have joined forces with over 100 other major charities to tackle the global hunger crisis. The Enough Food for Everyone IF campaign, formally launched today at Somerset House in London and across all nations of the UK, calls on Prime Minister David Cameron, leader of this year’s G8 Summit (which takes place in the UK in June), to take action on the root causes of the hunger crisis in the poorest countries.
The ‘IF’ movement challenges the Prime Minister to tackle 4 big IFs to help there be enough food for everyone:
- IF we stop poor farmers being forced off their land, and use the available agricultural land to grow food for people, not biofuels for cars.
- IF governments keep their promises on aid, invest to stop children dying from malnutrition and help the poorest people feed themselves through investment in small farmers.
- IF governments stop big companies dodging tax in poor countries, so that millions of people can free themselves from hunger.
- IF we force governments and investors to be honest and open about the deals they make in the poorest countries that stop people getting enough food.
The goal: To tell one million people about this campaign.
This is an initiative from UK charities and as a Brit, I want to do all I can to help. If you live in Britain or even if you’re a British expat, you can help by telling people about the global hunger crisis too. You can sign up to the campaign on the Save the Children UK website, tweet about it or write a post. Find out more by clicking here.
Help stop the global hunger crisis, stop 2 million children dying a year.