Today, I attended the Cambridge launch of the ‘Enough Food for Everyone If‘ campaign at Great St Mary’s Church, Cambridge, together with a crowd of people including some the city’s campaigning organizations, including the Humanitarian Centre, World Development Movement, members of Great St Mary’s, and fellow members of Cambridge Fairtrade Steering Group.
Steve Jones from the Humanitarian Centre eloquently described the scandal that in our ‘developed’ society, one in eight people in the world goes to bed hungry, and the two million needless child deaths every year due to malnutrition. The Mayor of Cambridge, Cllr Sheila Stuart also addressed the meeting, and declared her support for the campaign.
The IF campaign is a coming together of UK-based organisations, including Oxfam, who share the vision of a world where everyone has enough to eat. We also have huge ambitions: to reach 20 million people across the UK with our message and inspire 5 million of them to get involved.
The catalyst for the campaign is the next G8 summit of world leaders, taking place in Britain this June, and the desire to lobby politicians and government leaders to impress on them the desperate urgency to put things right. The campaign has four main (more…)