Feb 12, 2013
The world produces enough food to feed everyone – but not everyone has enough to eat.
That has inspired Oxfam and 100 other organisations to mount a huge joint campaign on hunger.
Enough Food for Everyone IF is about ending the greatest scandal of our age – that one in eight people go to bed hungry every night in a world which produces enough food for everyone.
CAPTIONS: Top: IF comes together at the Belfast launch. Middle-left: Enough Food For Everyone IF we use land for food not fuel. Women pictured here in a garden program at the Integrated health Centre in Aguie in the Tessaoua region of Niger. Photo: Nyani Quarmyne. Middle-right: Six-month-old Maniratou Mahamadou, held by her mother, Habsatou Salou, smiles after a nutrition screening at the Boukoki Integrated Health Centre in Niamey, the capital. Enough for everyone IF we give enough aid to stop children dying of hunger. Photo: Nyani Quarmyne. Bottom row: IF teaser's spelt out using food, piano keys and inflated at Derry Peace Bridge.
More than 140 people spelt it out in Belfast in January to unveil the IF campaign and be the first to sign up. You may have missed the wet shoes and standing around in the snow – but you can sign up too right here and find out the latest on the campaign here.
Hunger kills more people than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Two million children die each year because of malnutrition. Food prices continue to rise making it even harder for families, including here at home, to put food on the table. The food system is broken.
But there can be 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.
IF we stop poor farmers being forced off their land, and we grow crops to feed people not fuel cars.
IF governments stop big companies dodging tax in poor countries, so that millions of people can free themselves from hunger.
IF we force governments and investors are open and honest about the actions that prevent people getting enough food.
We need you to join us to end the scandal of hunger. Leaders – coming to Fermanagh for the G8 in June - will listen IF we act together and act now.