22 January 2013

UNICEF UK is one of over 100 organisations who've banded together to launch a major campaign to tackle global hunger.

Enough Food for Everyone IF is the largest charity coalition since Make Poverty History, and aims to make food security a reality in our lifetimes by tackling the key issues in the world’s broken food system.

A report released by the group addresses the impact of hunger and malnutrition in childhood, which currently takes two million children's live every year and is estimated to affect close to one billion young people by 2025.

The campaign, which will be formally launched tonight at Somerset House, London and across the UK, calls on Prime Minister David Cameron to use the UK’s G8 presidency in 2013 to take action on the root causes of the hunger crisis in the poorest countries. The IF movement challenges the Prime Minister to tackle four 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 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.

2013 won't be the end of hunger, but with your support it could be the beginning of the end.

 
Two-year-old Rabia and her older sister Safa at their home in Chabelley, Djibouti. Hunger has left Rabia unable to walk. © UNICEF UK/Djibouti/2012
Two-year-old Rabia and her older sister Safa at their home in Chabelley, Djibouti. Hunger has left Rabia unable to walk.© UNICEF UK/Djibouti/2012