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Please help launch our push to end hunger

Thanks to the help of our tireless supporters, 2011 saw us make breakthroughs that will change the lives of millions of children.

This year our focus will be on tackling the hidden crisis of global childhood malnutrition and hunger.

300 children die every hour simply because they don’t have the right food to eat, which in a world with enough food for everyone is  unacceptable.

Malnutrition is the root cause of a third of all deaths in children under five. You won’t see it on their death certificates, but it’s hunger which leaves them too weak to fight off illnesses like diarrhoea or pnuemonia, which then claim their lives.

We’re launching our new report A Life Free from Hunger on Wednesday 15 February, which sets out the problem of childhood malnutrition and the simple solutions that can be put in place to solve it.

We want this to be the biggest push to end hunger in history.

Naming a day to act

We’re calling on world leaders to put an end to this problem – and we’re asking David Cameron to #nameaday to tackle hunger and hold a World Food Summit for world leaders to address the problem.

Food writer and presenter Jay Rayner and ‘manic mummy baker’ Ruth Clemens, founder of the hugely successful baking site The Pink Whisk, are in Rwanda visiting some of Save the Children’s projects. They will be helping to launch #nameaday live from Rwanda on 15 February.

We need you to help us create a digital storm to get the world, and Prime Minister David Cameron’s, attention.

Here’s what you can do to help

If you do just one thing:

If you’re on twitter:

  • Tweet about the campaign using our hashtag #nameaday
  • Follow @jayrayner1 @thepinkwhisk @rosiechilds for updates from Rwanda and @savechildrenuk and @savechildrenpr for more details on the hunger push.

If you’re a blogger:

  • #nameaday on your blog in honour of the campaign and ask your readers to pass the message on about the hidden hunger crisis of child malnutrition
  • Post up a picture of the food your Mum had to make you eat when you were little because she knew it was good for you – or the food you have to persuade your children to eat – and tag it with #nameaday
  • Follow @thepinkwhisk and link to her blog

Ruth, aka ‘the pink whisk’, will be launching a call for family recipes to be donated to the #nameaday campaign.

If you’re a blogger you can blog about your recipe and why you’re donating it.  If you don’t blog take a photo of your recipe and post it to flickr. More details soon on Ruth’s blog, www.thepinkwhisk.co.uk

These are just some suggestions, the more ideas to draw attention to biggest push in history to end hunger the better!

If you have any questions contact @savechildrenpr

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