On June 19th, the FAO published a report stating that there are now more than 1 billion hungry people around the world for the first time ever.
Action Against Hunger has just launched No Hunger with a trailer to Al Gore’s next film—a film that doesn’t exist yet—about acute malnutrition, a disease that kills 5 million children each year.
Please view the trailer, sign the petition, and invite your friends to do the same! We now have the tools to end acute malnutrition; we just need the support.
As the campaign has already been launched in Spain, the petition already has more than 66,000 signatures and is already endorsed by celebrities such as "Heroes" co-star Jimmy Jean Louis.
The petition will be presented to Al Gore this December at the climate change conference in Copenhagen.
Action Against Hunger, an international humanitarian organization, would urge you to consider making No Hunger your next movie.
Just as your 2007 Nobel Prize winning work An Inconvenient Truth helped reshape the perception of climate change, a film called No Hunger could mobilize the support needed to end childhood deaths from malnutrition—a predictable, preventable condition that threatens 55 million children every year.
The objective is to reshape public understanding of acute malnutrition—a predictable, preventable condition that results in five million childhood deaths each year. The new story is we now have the tools to end acute malnutrition and a movie such as No Hunger could mobilize the resources needed to end these hunger-related deaths.
Unlike the cures for many other diseases, the treatment for severe acute malnutrition is not expensive—it costs about $50 and doesn’t require prescription drugs. Instead, it relies on nutrient dense, ready-to-use food products, such as plumpy’nut, that can take a child from the brink of death and restore him to health in as little as six weeks.
The No Hunger initiative, which began in Madrid, has already collected more than 64,000 signatures and is endorsed by “Heroes” co-star Jimmy Jean-Louis and numerous French and Spanish actors, like Samuel Lebihan and Jean Rochefort, directors such as Fernando Trueba and Claude LeLouche, along with leading writers like Mario Vargas Llosa.
Please give this crisis the attention it deserves and help us mobilize the resources needed to address it properly!