“Enough Food for Everyone If”

23 01 2013

This has to be the biggest scandal of our times.


Almost one billion children will be trapped in poverty by hunger and malnutrition by 2025 unless action is taken.
A coalition of charities, faith groups and high-profile supporters want governments to in tackle starvation in the world’s poorest countries.
The Enough Food For Everyone If campaign brings together more than 100 organisations and is launched in Glasgow on Wednesday, with similar events held in London, Cardiff and Belfast.
Kathy Galloway, a spokeswoman for the campaign, said: “In a world where there is enough food for everyone, the fact that not everyone has enough to eat is nothing short of a scandal.
“Great strides have been made in reducing poverty and 14,000 fewer children are dying each day than in 1990. But hunger is threatening to reverse these achievements.
“We want to play our part in building a world where no child has to go hungry. We need a concerted effort from governments, civil society and philanthropists to tackle the root causes of this problem.”
A report published to coincide with the launch said hunger and malnutrition could trap almost one billion children in poverty over the next 12 years, and warned that aid and health costs will soar to £78bn if it is not tackled now.
The campaign group is calling on governments to maintain aid promises and close loopholes to stop big companies avoiding tax in poor countries in order to fund recovery.