Following the conclusion of this weekend’s G8 summit, world leaders have announced a bold new plan to break the cycle of hunger and poverty.
While almost a billion people struggle to feed themselves around the world, tackling hunger is the most effective way to lift people out of poverty – growth in agriculture is twice as effective at reducing poverty compared to growth in other sectors. A plan to make famine and extreme hunger history is urgently needed.
Over 300,000 ONE members signed a historic petition calling on the G8 for strong action against hunger. Messages from ONE members were painted on the roads leading to the summit, rock-stars and politicians made speeches calling for action; and the G8 leaders responded with pledges to back an action plan to provide poor people with the support they need to grow their way out of poverty.
Although these promises are important, we need to maintain pressure on the G8. We need these leaders to know that all over the world, people are expecting them to keep their word and deliver on this global plan.
As well as sending tweets to David Cameron, our tool tracks from where in the world they were sent from; demonstrating the global support for our call for action against hunger. We need you to add your voice, and let the British Prime Minister know that the world is watching.
For anyone not on Twitter, we’ve also included other ways to contact David Cameron on the action page, so whatever your method of communication, please take action today.
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