Nearly one billion people go to bed hungry every night and two million children die from malnutrition every year. All over the world, and even in the UK, people are struggling to feed their families.
Over 170 charities have joined together to form the IF campaign, calling for the G8 to take action on World Hunger. “The world produces enough food for everyone, but not everyone has enough food. We can change this in 2013. IF we act together, we can make this year the beginning of the end for global hunger.”
The IF campaign is calling on world leaders to act on four big issues:
- AID : Enough Food For Everyone IF we give enough aid to stop children dying from hunger and help the poorest families feed themselves
- TAX : Enough Food For Everyone IF governments stop big companies dodging tax in poor countries
- LAND : Enough Food For Everyone IF we stop poor farmers being forced off their land and grow crops to feed people, not fuel cars
- TRANSPARENCY : Enough Food For Everyone IF governments and big companies are honest and open about their actions that stop people getting enough food
Together, we can make IF happen. The more people who get involved, the more pressure there will be on world leaders to tackle global hunger.
Tomorrow, as world leaders meet in London, the Big IF London event will be taking place in Hyde Park from 2 – 5pm. You can find out more about it here.