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We are dedicated to shining a light on issues that affect the world's poorest people. Using our experience on the ground, we push for changes that will improve the lives of the people we work with. By tackling the root causes of poverty, we aim to achieve lasting change.
Concern supporters are an essential part of this. By using your voice, you help get our messages through to decision makers and push development issues up the political agenda.
Campaigning works. Over the last 20 years, significant progress has been made in reducing hunger levels around the world.
We’ve learnt some hard lessons about acting quickly when there’s a likelihood of famine. The last time famine was declared in Somalia was 2011, when 260,000 people died. The official announcement triggered a huge global response but it came too late – half of the lives lost took place before the world sprang into action.
We can’t let that happen again. That’s why we’re working with other organisations to sound the alarms early. We’ve been pushing the UK government to keep its promise to ‘spare no effort’ in the east Africa huger crisis. So far recent funding announcements have been a repackaging of existing commitments. It’s simply not good enough and we won’t stand for it. So far we have:
- Handed in a sector-wide petition with 35,000 signatures form the public, calling for action
- Sent Prime Minister Liz Truss a letter signed by the CEOs of over twenty humanitarian organisations with recommendations on how to prevent catastrophic loss of life
- And very soon we’ll be outside Westminster raising our voices even louder to ensure that the UK know we’re #HungryForAction
Our supporters have played a huge part in calling for the government to prioritise the most pressing crises both here and in the UK. Hunger and starvation is preventable and we we’ll be keeping up the pressure until we see real action.
Can't Stomach Hunger
Our campaign journey
Our supporters called for the UK to continue its vital commitments to nutrition programmes that help prevent and treat child malnutrition.
We saw MPs and supporters tweet on World Food Day. We had parliamentary debates and media coverage. And 17,500 of you signed a petition, which we handed in alongside Action Against Hunger and Results UK.
Watch our hand-in video below.
Minister Wendy Morton responded to our petition, which you can read here.
Working with other charities in the International Coalition for Advocacy on Nutrition (ICAN) UK, we produced a report outlining what we wanted to see from the UK at the summit which we used to engage ministers, civil servants and MPs.
International Coalition for Advocacy on Nutrition (ICAN) Report
What we do
Speak out for the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people
Communities all over the world are calling out for dignity and a way out of poverty. By lending our voice, we help them to be heard.
Hold governments to account
Engage the public and politicians to achieve change
Research and reports
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