No Child Born to Die: the next big push
Today we launch the next phase of our No Child Born to Die campaign. Our aim: the biggest-ever push to end global hunger.
Every hour of every single day 300 children die because of malnutrition. It’s the root cause of more than a third of all child deaths.
For those children who survive, hunger is a life sentence. One in four of the world’s children is growing up malnourished. The damage often lasts a lifetime.
So far, the support from the UK public for No Child Born to Die has been nothing short of incredible. We’ve seen millions of pounds donated, thousands of campaign actions taken, and huge numbers of new fans and followers on Facebook and Twitter.
We’re confident that they’ll rise to the challenge once again, and get behind our fight against hunger.
A host of famous faces are also playing their part. Myleene Klass, Erin O’Connor and Natasha Kaplinsky visited some of the world’s poorest communities to see for themselves the daily life-and-death struggle faced by children who simply can’t get enough to eat. Watch Myleene in Bangladesh.
Name a day
No child should have to go hungry, not in a world with enough food for everyone.
World leaders need to step up – and you can make sure they do.
We want David Cameron to name a day when he’ll host a world hunger summit aimed at getting food to every child, wherever they live.
That’s where you come in. Name a day when you’ll do one thing to save children’s lives – from sending a tweet to cooking a meal – and we’ll challenge the PM to do the same.
Together we can give children a life free from hunger.