Enough Food For Everyone IF

Enough Food For Everyone IF is a huge campaign involving more than 200 charities and organisations calling on world leaders to tackle the root causes of the global hunger crisis. Nearly one billion people go to bed hungry every night and the latest figures from the Lancet show that 3 million children die from malnutrition every year. In June, the G8 leaders will meet in the UK. This is a huge opportunity to make our voices heard.

Join us: enoughfoodif.org

From the IF campaign’s launch on a cold night back in January, through 500 George Osbornes marching on Westminster, 50,000 people rallying for change in London and Belfast, and on to getting our issues at the top of the G8 agenda, you’ve been there every step of the way. Thank you for making such a massive noise about global hunger - you can be extremely proud of what you’ve achieved.

Thank you - you were amazing

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So, what about the four issues IF has campaigned and lobbied on since January?AID: - The UK government delivered on its commitment to spend 0.7% of GDP on Aid, something we’ve been campaigning for since the 1970s!- The Nutrition for Growth event pledged an additional $4.1 billion to tackle malnutrition. This could potentially save the lives of almost 2 million children.LAND:- For the first time ever, land grabs were put on the G8 agenda. - Trial partnerships with a small number of developing countries were agreed to help make buying, selling and owning land fairer.TAX and TRANSPARENCY:- Just before the G8, David Cameron announced that all UK-affiliated tax havens, like the British Virgin Islands, would agree to share more information on which companies use their tax system to avoid paying elsewhere. - This will directly benefit poor countries, as their tax authorities will be able to see where money made locally is being stashed globally, and take action.- At the G8, this decision to share information was expanded so that the tax arrangements of companies in G8 countries will be available for scrutiny by some tax authorities too, but poor countries are still waiting for this extension to apply to them.All of these achievements are down to IF supporters and campaigners like you, raising your voices together to convince the UK government that positive change, however incremental, is always worthwhile. There’s still plenty to work towards, but we knew hunger wouldn’t disappear overnight. Instead, what the IF campaign has shown is that humble, dedicated, compassionate people in their thousands can influence the most powerful group in the world. Thank you.
Enough Food For Everyone IF

So, what about the four issues IF has campaigned and lobbied on since January?

AID: 
- The UK government delivered on its commitment to spend 0.7% of GDP on Aid, something we’ve been campaigning for since the 1970s!
- The Nutrition for Growth event pledged an additional $4.1 billion to tackle malnutrition. This could potentially save the lives of almost 2 million children.

LAND:
- For the first time ever, land grabs were put on the G8 agenda. 
- Trial partnerships with a small number of developing countries were agreed to help make buying, selling and owning land fairer.

TAX and TRANSPARENCY:
- Just before the G8, David Cameron announced that all UK-affiliated tax havens, like the British Virgin Islands, would agree to share more information on which companies use their tax system to avoid paying elsewhere. 
- This will directly benefit poor countries, as their tax authorities will be able to see where money made locally is being stashed globally, and take action.
- At the G8, this decision to share information was expanded so that the tax arrangements of companies in G8 countries will be available for scrutiny by some tax authorities too, but poor countries are still waiting for this extension to apply to them.

All of these achievements are down to IF supporters and campaigners like you, raising your voices together to convince the UK government that positive change, however incremental, is always worthwhile. There’s still plenty to work towards, but we knew hunger wouldn’t disappear overnight. Instead, what the IF campaign has shown is that humble, dedicated, compassionate people in their thousands can influence the most powerful group in the world. Thank you.

Enough Food For Everyone IF

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As the G8 summit comes to an end, we’ve published our response to the tax agreement reached today, as well as a verdict on the UK’s Presidency of the G8: “Today’s G8 tax deal is a step in the right direction, but it also leaves major unfinished business … The public argument for a crackdown on tax dodging has been won, but the political battle remains. Future G8s and G20s must urgently finish the job”. Read the IF campaign’s full G8 response

As the G8 summit comes to an end, we’ve published our response to the tax agreement reached today, as well as a verdict on the UK’s Presidency of the G8: “Today’s G8 tax deal is a step in the right direction, but it also leaves major unfinished business … The public argument for a crackdown on tax dodging has been won, but the political battle remains. Future G8s and G20s must urgently finish the job”. Read the IF campaign’s full G8 response

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World leaders meeting in Northern Ireland have the power to tackle tax dodging and land grabs and help stop the silent scandal of hunger. We’ll keep you up to date with the latest developments.

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#ifcampaign  #BigIF  #G8 

The IF campaign’s ‘G8 heads’ have made their most dramatic appearance yet, sailing into Lough Erne on a flotilla of longships bearing the message ‘End Tax Dodging’. A very visible reminder to the world leaders meeting nearby that we need them to take decisive action during their two-day summit.

Keep up with the latest developments on our IF@G8 live blog:
http://enoughfoodif.org/g8/blog

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#G8  #ifcampaign  #IF  #tax dodging 

The rain in Belfast didn’t dampen the spirits of the thousands of people who turned out for the Big IF Belfast rally on Saturday 15 June, all making a huge noise to demand that world leaders meeting at the G8 summit from tomorrow take action to help end global hunger.

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G8 leaders have the ingredients that could help end hunger for millions of people around the world. Ingredient 1: TAX - The G8 needs to shed light on dodgy tax deals and share information with poor countries, so that families can feed themselves in the future. Ingredient 2: LAND - G8 leaders must agree to tackle land grabs, so that families can’t be forced off the land they need to grow food on.IF G8 leaders can get the ingredients right, millions of people can be saved from a life of hunger. Watch this space.

G8 leaders have the ingredients that could help end hunger for millions of people around the world. 

Ingredient 1: TAX - The G8 needs to shed light on dodgy tax deals and share information with poor countries, so that families can feed themselves in the future. 

Ingredient 2: LAND - G8 leaders must agree to tackle land grabs, so that families can’t be forced off the land they need to grow food on.

IF G8 leaders can get the ingredients right, millions of people can be saved from a life of hunger. Watch this space.

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Tell David Cameron to tackle shady tax havens!

Tax havens allow big companies to dodge billions of taxes in poor countries while 3 million children die of hunger every year. Help us end this scandal.

Get involved! 

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Whether or not you were at Big IF London on Saturday, here’s our thank you for making a massive noise to demand that G8 leaders take action to end global hunger.

But the campaign is far from over. Join the IF campaign today.

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Today, 45,000 people gathered in Hyde Park for the Big IF London rally, to make a massive noise in demanding that G8 leaders take action to end global hunger. They also contributed towards a huge installation made up of 250,000 spinning flowers, with each petal representing one of the millions of the children die each year due to malnutrition.

But we’re not done yet… join the IF campaign today.

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What a crowd… what a day! Join the conversation at the Big IF London with the 45,000 people here, using the #BigIF hashtag on Twitter.

What a crowd… what a day! Join the conversation at the Big IF London with the 45,000 people here, using the #BigIF hashtag on Twitter.

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The Big IF London is today - the day that we come together to say, in person, we CAN be the generation to end hunger. If you’re going to be there, we’re so excited to meet you! Otherwise, keep up with afternoon’s events on our live blog.

The Big IF London is today - the day that we come together to say, in person, we CAN be the generation to end hunger. If you’re going to be there, we’re so excited to meet you! Otherwise, keep up with afternoon’s events on our live blog.

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Check out this giant human IF created by amazing Pants to Poverty campaigners at Graduate Fashion Week!

Check out this giant human IF created by amazing Pants to Poverty campaigners at Graduate Fashion Week!

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#Graduate Fashion Week  #Pants to Poverty 
This morning, Britain’s Got Talent judge and children’s author David Walliams joined 100 school children to appeal to David Cameron for action on global hunger. The Prime Minister was presented with specially decorated plates featuring messages from each of the children attending, representing more than 30,000 plates that have been designed by school children across the UK, ahead of the G8. Brilliant work, kids!

This morning, Britain’s Got Talent judge and children’s author David Walliams joined 100 school children to appeal to David Cameron for action on global hunger. 

The Prime Minister was presented with specially decorated plates featuring messages from each of the children attending, representing more than 30,000 plates that have been designed by school children across the UK, ahead of the G8. Brilliant work, kids!

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#David Cameron  #G8  #David Walliams 
Everyone is wearing a moo-vellous IF wristband! Get yours here: http://enoughfoodif.org/shop

Everyone is wearing a moo-vellous IF wristband! Get yours here: http://enoughfoodif.org/shop

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