• Anti-hunger campaign moves to Belfast ahead of G8 summit

Anti-hunger campaign moves to Belfast ahead of G8 summit

11 June 2013

After Saturday’s major rally in London’s Hyde Park, the Big IF campaign to combat world hunger moves to Belfast next weekend.

The Belfast rally on June 15 will be held two days before leaders of the world’s richest countries - the G8 - meet in Northern Ireland.  Like the Hyde Park event, which was attended by 45,000 people, it will be aimed at pushing the issue of world hunger to the top of the G8 leaders’ agenda. 

More than 200 charities and religious groups - including nine BAAG member agencies - are part of the campaign, officially named Enough Food for Everyone - IF.

Campaigners point out that one in eight people across the world go hungry.  They’re calling on world leaders to take a series of measures to reduce hunger and save millions of lives.

The Hyde Park rally coincided with a “nutrition summit” hosted by co-hosted by  the UK government, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), and the Government of Brazil.

That summit resulted in 51 countries pledging £2.7 billion in aid between now and 2020 to save the lives of around 1.7 million children and bring down malnutrition rates.

For more on the issues and aims behind the IF campaign, click here

For more on the Belfast event, click here

For information and video on the Hyde Park event, click here