Urge the UK Government to Continue the Fight against Hunger
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In June 2013 at the pre-G8 Nutrition for Growth event - under the leadership of the UK government - global leaders, developing countries, NGOs and the private sector committed £2.7 billion to tackle undernutrition amongst the most vulnerable people between now and 2020.
But, a new Lancet series study shows we need to invest £45 billion by 2020 to save the lives of 1 million children under five and reduce stunted growth in 33.5 million more. In short, we need to start spending the pledged money now - or helping 33.5 million children won’t be possible.
Concern are committed to spending £38.3 million, half of our pledged funds, by 2016 on projects to tackle undernutrition - such as helping communities cultivate cowpeas. We are calling on The British Government to follow suit.
Fill in the form to add 10 cowpeas to our cooking pot and when itʼs full to the brim, we will present it to Mr Cameron to show how much the people of the UK want him to honour his pledge early.
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