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Enough Food For Everyone IF Campaign 2013 UK

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Hunger is the great scandal of our age.

Hunger kills more people than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Two million children die each year because of malnutrition. And around the world, one in eight people go to bed hungry every night.

The food system is broken.

The world produces enough food for everyone, but not everyone has enough food.

We know we can change this. All this suffering and death is preventable IF we can persuade our governments to act.

This year, the world’s most powerful leaders will meet in the UK. They could change the future for millions of people who live with the day to day struggle of hunger, but only IF we work together to force them to fix it.

This is why I am part of the IF campaign to make sure everyone has enough food to live. And I want you to join me.

Within the Enough Food For Everyone IF campaign, the voice of the Diaspora is critical. A Diaspora working Group has been set up to support Diaspora organisations to roll out the Campaign. Zambia Diaspora Development Network (ZDDN) is part of this Group. The Group aims to open up the policy asks to African, Caribbean and Asian audiences and to provide for a for Diaspora organisations to contribute to the debate on policy asks. The Group’s remit is also to build bridges between INGOs and Diaspora organisations beyond the Campaign. We are working closely with BME press to make sure that the voice of the Diaspora is heard. Join us!

Sign up at http://enoughfoodif.org/zambia-diaspora-development-network

Together, we can make 2013 the beginning of the end for global hunger.

Together, we can make IF happen.

The issues

In 2013, we need our leaders to tackle four big IFs.

1. Aid
Enough food for everyone IF we give enough aid to stop children dying from hunger and help the poorest families have enough food to live.

2. Land
Enough food for everyone IF we stop poor farmers being forced off their land, and we grow crops to feed people not fuel cars.

IF we stop land grabs, we can make sure that millions of people get enough to eat.

IF we grow crops for food not fuel, we can stop millions going hungry.

3. Tax
Enough food for everyone IF governments stop big companies dodging tax in poor countries, so that millions of people can free themselves from hunger.

4. Transparency
Enough food for everyone IF we force governments and investors are open and honest about the actions that prevent people getting enough food.

IF our leaders take these steps, it will change the future for millions of people who live with the day to day struggle of hunger. This year could be the beginning of the end for global hunger.

What is IF?

Enough Food for Everyone IF is a great movement of individuals and organisations who have joined together to demand an end to the scandal of hunger.

We know we can end hunger. All this suffering and death is preventable IF we make enough noise to persuade our governments to act.

We need you to join us to end the scandal of hunger.

Our leaders will listen IF we act together and act now.

Sign up at http://enoughfoodif.org/zambia-diaspora-development-network

Together, we can make 2013 the beginning of the end for global hunger.

Together, we can make IF happen.

Why now?

Nearly one billion people go to bed hungry every night and two million children die from malnutrition every year. Around the world food prices continue to rise making it even harder for families to put food on the table. We've made progress in other areas, but hunger is the great scandal of our age. All around the world, including in the UK, people are struggling to feed their families.

In 2013, the UK government has promised to provide 0.7 per cent of national income. We must make sure they finally keep this promise. This year, UK Prime Minister David Cameron will host a Hunger Summit ahead of the meeting of the world’s most powerful leaders in the UK.

This is our best opportunity to tackle hunger. We must make IF happen.

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jacollura's picture

Signed!

Chibwe,
Thank you for the link and info on IF. I just signed up!
Julie

Chibwe Henry's picture

IF Everyone Signs Up.......

Thank you Julie for signing up! IF Everyone else Signs Up, we will have the power to persuade the world leaders to take a lead on hunger at this year’s G8. So we need EVERYONE to join us! http://enoughfoodif.org/zambia-diaspora-development-network

Founder and CEO
Diaspora for African Development (DfAD)
London, England

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