If you saw a starving child would you feed them?
If your child didn’t have enough to eat, would you want someone to help?
If there is enough food in the world, why do 200 children die every hour?
On our blogs we share recipes, money saving tips and meal plans, but in many parts of the world, that choice would be a luxury. Just getting enough to eat is a life or death dilemma every day.
I have reported on International Development for The Guardian, worked with large NGOs and seen poverty close up in Africa and South America. These are people like you and me, with hopes for their families and dreams for the future. They were just born into a life that offers less opportunity.
So why is more not being done to change it?
It’s not a simple problem and doesn’t have a simple answer. But a coalition of charities have now joined together to try and tackle it. Some of the biggest names in the world of NGOs, including UNICEF and Save The Children are making hunger a priority.
But can you really do anything to help?
Apathy is one of the biggest obstacles in the fight against poverty. Many people think, it’s such a huge problem, how am I going to make a difference? Well here are 3 quick and easy ways you can start.
Sign the petition calling world leaders to fulfil their promises and commit to pledges of aid
Shout about the campaign on social media. Use the #IF hashtag to add your support.
Watch the video to learn more, and share with your friends and family
Imagine looking your child in the eye and telling them that they will be going to bed hungry, again. Imagine seeing them waste away in front of you. Imagine being one of the 200 mums that loses their child every hour.
No-one can tackle this problem alone, but everyone can make a difference.