Enough Food If: Support the Biggest Campaign Against World Hunger Since 2005.

This is the first generation in all of recorded history that can do something about the scourge of poverty. We have the means to do it. We can banish hunger from the face of the earth.
Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey Hunger is a political condition.
Enough Food If  is a massive campaign to bring about the end of mass starvation and the loss of life for millions of people world-wide.To be a part in consigning hunger to history please read more and take as many actions as you can.
Read more about the campaign from Enough Food IF website:
“The world produces enough food for everyone, but not everyone has enough food.We can change this in 2013. IF we act together, we can make this year the beginning of the end for global hunger.”

Over 100 organisations are giving their support to the Enough Food For Everyone IF campaign. These organisations include Oxfam, Comic Relief, The vegan Society, The Islamic Society of Britain, Unicef, Christian Aid, Save the children…

http://enoughfoodif.org/who-we-are

If you read nothing else please commit to this campaign by clicking the links below to take action:

Please add your voice today in support of the biggest ever campaign to bring an end to world hunger by clicking on the link below:

http://enoughfoodif.org/home - To add your name click the Join Us Now! button

Also click the More News Button for more information and action you can take

“Use your voice to spread our message. Together, we can make so much noise that world leaders won’t be able to ignore us.

Share via Facebook, Websites, blogs, Twitter, forums and so on.

Here is a suggested Tweet from Enough Food If:

#IF the world has enough food for everyone, why are people dying of hunger? Join our campaign to change the future: http://enoughfoodif.org/home

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Write to David Cameron, the leader of this year’s G8 Summit

You may write to David Cameron:

http://www.number10.gov.uk/contact-us/  Who will be hosting the G8 Summit

Send e-mail or a letter, postal letters can less easily be overlooked, lost or ignored.

For more information and other actions you can take please continue reading and click the links below

“Hunger Summit, June 2013

“Did you know that David Cameron’s planning a Hunger Summit to coincide with the G8 conference? We’ll be on his back, making sure leaders tackle our four big issues. Watch this space!”

UK G8 Summit, 17-18 June 2013

David Cameron will be hosting the G8 Summit in Northern Ireland, and aid, tax, land and transparency are all on the agenda. With the world’s media in town, we want thousands of people to take to the streets and show world leaders that we won’t stop until everyone has access to enough food.”

More information about the above and other matters and further ideas for action you can take:

http://enoughfoodif.org/get-involved/whats-happening-when

Attend a Rally

Make a note in your dairies, there is to be Huge rally in Hyde Park 17th June

You can sign up here or just turn up:

http://bigiflondon-actionaid.eventbrite.co.uk/#

Some details of the rally from an e-mail I received recently

“On the 17th of June leaders of the G8 – some of the most powerful countries of the world, will meet in right here in the UK. This is our chance to push for real change and demand they take action to stop almost one billion going hungry every day.

Thousands of people will be travelling to London from across the UK for a rally in Hyde Park on Saturday 8th June to send David Cameron off with our demands ringing in his ears.

We must make sure the G8 leaders end tax havens that costs developing countries billions and stop food being burnt as fuel. You can help make it happen.

The event will run from 2-5pm, and is open to you and as many of your friends and family as you’d like to bring. It promises to be a truly exciting day with a range of inspiring speakers and performances from people across the globe – there really will be something for everyone. Now, all we need is you.”

Jenny Ricks

Head of Campaigns

ActionAid UK

P.S. We’re also holding an event in Northern Ireland on the eve of the summit. We’ll keep you posted”

Up Date!  The event in Northern Ireland is 15th June

More information about these events: http://enoughfoodif.org/latest/bigif

Disseminate Rally details by Facebook, Websites, blogs, Twitter, forums and so on, even good old fashion word of mouth such as at your school, place of employment, social club and church or similar

Hunger in this world of plenty is the greatest scandal in our day and age. According to the United Nations about 25,000 people die every day of hunger or hunger-related causes. . This is one person every three and a half seconds: http://www.poverty.com/

Want to know more about world hunger and related issues

Hunger in this world of plenty is the greatest scandal in our day and age. Today over 25,000 people died of hunger. While each year more than 15 million children die because of malnutrition 1153 billionaires in the world today live in luxury with more money than they can spend in a lifetime! According to calculations by an American think-tank their combined wealth is now worth more than the annual incomes of at least half the world’s population.

Here is a list of the world’s Billionaires

http://www.forbes.com/billionaires/list

Is it right that these and other rich people accrue wealth beyond the wildest imagining’s of the vast majority of people who inhabit this planet. Sadly few question this outrageous social injustice

In June of this year the many of the world’s most powerful leaders will meet in the UK. They have the power to and must change the future for millions of people who live with the day-to-day struggle against hunger. But that will only happen IF we get together and make them act.

This must be the year that ends hunger for the one in eight people on our planet who are malnourished.

Enough food is produced to feed every man women and child, yet millions are malnourished, millions die for want of food. Each year millions of children die because of malnutrition. We can and we must change this.

Martin Luther King, Jr. once said:

“I have the audacity to believe that people everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for the minds and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.”

This is not an impossible dream, this could be reality if we all stood firm in solidarity to make hunger history.

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

This just isn’t right. This is avoidable. The fact that over 800 million people are malnourished is an outrage that seems never to end. In the harried rush of life preoccupied with our own worries fears and insecurities as a result of the difficulties we all encounter compounded by the misery of the so-called financial crisis, we need to spare time and focus our attention on those who struggle without the basics of life as 870 million people in the world do not have enough to eat.  Moreover,  increasingly now there are many people in western countries most notably the USA and the UK were people do not have enough to eat and are malnourished. Obviously not to the extent of the so-called developing nations but nonetheless increasingly more people in these countries struggle to find enough money to buy food

Get some perspective:

In 2011 there were over 62,million  people living in the United Kingdom, 8OO million people worldwide are malnourished, this means the number of people who do not have enough to eat in the world are just over 13 times more than the UK population,  that is 13 people to one British person are malnourished. This is just a rough estimate and the numbers are rising and will continue to rise if nothing is done.

You can read more of my comments and other information further down including the source of the above statistics.

Anne Frank wrote:

“It is an obscenity How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

Indeed we need wait no longer, we must act now

My Comments:

Please support this campaign as it has the power to bring about change. We have to demand an end to the deaths of over 15 million children each year, and the malnutrition of 800 million of our fellow human beings, one third of the world’s population are starving , that is about 936 million who do not have enough to eat.

The above is based on the Research Date: 10.8.2012 statistics below

Total number of children that die every year from hunger 15 million

Percent of world population considered to be starving 33%

Time between deaths of people who die from hunger 3.6 seconds

Total number of people in the world who suffer from hunger and malnutrition 800 million

Total number of people who do not have enough to eat 936 million people

Total percentage who do not have enough to eat who live in developing countries 98%

Total percentage of world’s hungry that live in 7 countries 65%

Number of people who died of hunger today 20,864

Total number of people who will die of hunger this year 2,073,588

Total percentage of U.S. households that are at risk of hunger 11%

Source of information

http://www.statisticbrain.com/world-hunger-statistics/

Hunger is the world’s number one health risk. It kills more people every year than AIDs , Malaria and tuberculosis combined

http://www.wfp.org/hunger/stats?gclid=CNaR3pKBhrUCFW_KtAodMQ8A7g

More perspectives

For the price of one missile, a school full of hungry children could eat lunch every day for 5 years

Nearly one in four people, 1.3 billion – a majority of humanity – live on less than $1 per day, while the world’s 358 billionaires have assets exceeding the combined annual incomes of countries with 45 percent of the world’s people. UNICEF

3 billion people in the world today struggle to survive on US$2/day.

To satisfy the world’s sanitation and food requirements would cost only US$13 billion- what the people of the United States and the European Union spend on perfume each year.

The assets of the world’s three richest men are more than the combined GNP of all the least developed countries on the planet.

African-American infants die at nearly twice the rate of white infants.

Source of information

http://library.thinkquest.org/C002291/high/present/stats.htm

According to some estimates, 13 billion dollars would be needed annually to eliminate hunger, while the United States spends approximately 600 billion dollars annually on the military.

Jean Ziegler, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, has confirmed that the rate of malnutrition among Iraqi children in 2005 had doubled since the beginning of the invasion of Iraq and the victory over Saddam Hussein in 2003. “The silent daily massacre by hunger is a form of murder,” stated Ziegler.

Year upon year, the UN’s Food and Agriculture organization states in its report, that approximately 6 million children under five years of age are dying from hunger annually. Meanwhile, Forbes’ annual list of billionaires shows that the 300 richest families in the world possess over 50% of the world’s wealth.

Source of information

http://www.solidarity-us.org/node/1393

More on world hunger

Problems concerning the cause of world hunger.

Capitalism

“Now my friends, I am opposed to the system of society in which we live today, not because I lack the natural equipment to do for myself but because I am not satisfied to make myself comfortable knowing that there are thousands of my fellow men who suffer for the barest necessities of life. We were taught under the old ethic that man’s business on this earth was to look out for himself. That was the ethic of the jungle; the ethic of the wild beast. Take care of yourself, no matter what may become of your fellow man. Thousands of years ago the question was asked; ”Am I my brother’s keeper?” That question has never yet been answered in a way that is satisfactory to civilized society. Yes, I am my brother’s keeper. I am under a moral obligation to him that is inspired, not by any maudlin sentimentality but by the higher duty I owe myself. What would you think me if I were capable of seating myself at a table and gorging myself with food and saw about me the children of my fellow beings starving to death.”

Eugene V. Debs

Hunger results from greed and exploitation, the insatiable urge to acquire more and more material comfort at the expense of other people and the environment. Hunger is a result of our economic system; capitalism, an economy that breeds selfishness and exploitation. While this economy exists it will be difficult to eradicate hunger and poverty.

World hunger is not the result of shortages of food, but how food is unequally distributed.

http://www.solidarity-us.org/node/1393

The Production of meat

“Many things made me become a vegetarian, among them, the higher food yield as a solution to world hunger.”

John Denver

A problem often overlooked concerning world hunger is the production of meat.

We need to end the rearing and slaughter of the other sentient beings with whom we share this world not only because it benefits these creatures and it is ethical, the right thing to do towards the progression to a truly civilised society, but we have to end the consumption of meat for the sake of our own species. In addition to crops being grown to “feed” cars crops are grown to feed animals to sate the appetite of the rich man in the west who because of his insatiable desire for a food he does not need, is unnatural and destroys his health he deprives others of nutrition. End animal farming you not only end animal abuse but also world hunger.

http://viva.org.uk/guides/feedtheworld.htm

World debt cancellation

Fifty-two of the world’s poorest countries (of which 37 are in Africa) owe a total of $376 billion in debt. The repayments for this huge amount of money take up a very large portion of each country’s income to, leaving them with little left to help themselves and solve their hunger problems.

Campaigners protesting to ‘Drop the debt’. The areas where chronic persistent hunger occurs need capital and resources to develop and implement schemes to help solve their problems. Cancelling world debt would provide these countries with the ability to help themselves, such as being able to develop their economy in order to safeguard against future hunger problems, develop and import technologies to begin and increase the amount of output from their arable land or help fund imports of food from abroad, helping to solve the redistribution problem.

http://library.thinkquest.org/C002291/high/future/debt.htm

Fair distribution of worlds resources

“We know that a peaceful world cannot long exist, one-third rich and two-thirds hungry.”

Jimmy Carter

Nearly one in four people, 1.3 billion – a majority of humanity – live on less than $1 per day, while the world’s 358 billionaires have assets exceeding the combined annual incomes of countries with 45 percent of the world’s people. UNICEF

To my way of thinking unless there’s drastic change to how the world’s resources are distributed hunger will continue to be a problem.

However such a profound change is likely to happen quickly, though thankfully more and more people are waking up to the unfairness, corruption and blatant immorality of capitalism, the exploitative economy of greed. But it will be a slow process and in the meantime initiatives such as the Enough Food If  campaign are important steps forward in helping to alleviate world hunger and are worth supporting.

So please add your support if you have not already done so.

“When I give food to the poor they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.
Archbishop Dom Helder Camara of Brazil

“We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The war against hunger is truly mankind’s war of liberation.”
John F. Kennedy

More information and action you can take

WORLD HUNGER: 800 million can’t afford capitalism

“The world has never produced so much food, there is no overall shortage and food has seldom been so cheap — yet some 800 million people are hungry today. That’s the stark reality registered at the second World Food Summit held in Rome, June 10-13.200”

http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/27242

Link Between Capitalism And Hunger

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/opinion/article/link-between-capitalism-and-hunger/431988.html

If you haven’t take action please add your name now

http://www.one.org/c/international/actnow/4571/?akid=3644.1611343.S7jmda&rd=1&t=5

Get noisy

Use your voice to spread our message. Together, we can make so much noise that world leaders won’t be able to ignore us.

Here is a suggested Tweet from enough Food if:

#IF the world has enough food for everyone, why are people dying of hunger? Join our campaign to change the future:
http://enoughfoodif.org

Tweet this message now

Please now take the time to read the information below if you have not already done so
http://enoughfoodif.org/home

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