The past few months have shown how much can be achieved when we work together
Action Against Hunger and the Enough Food For Everyone IF campaign put pressure on the G8 to tackle the key causes of hunger.
The 2013 UK budget, announced today by Chancellor George Osborne, marks a historic moment in the fight against hunger. 43 years ago UN members promised to commit 0.7% of their GDP to international aid. Today the UK has shown its commitment to the world’s poorest people by becoming the first G8 nation to make this promise a reality.
Imagine fleeing violence in your home city and settling in a camp for displaced citizens. If that fate isn’t difficult enough, imagine the area around the camp then being seized by members of a rebel group, forcing you back, homeless, to your city of origin where there is no power and virtually no access to water.
“When all this started last week, it was like any other day in the office. But when we heard that a Hamas leader was killed, I immediately knew that something bad was about to happen. I stayed at the office finishing up some work when my parents called, asking me to head home right away because they feared more strikes would occur over the next few hours.'