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UPDATE! 300 children die of hunger, every hour of every day. Can you please help Save The Children's work to stop this - and sign their petition?

(88 Posts)
AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 15-May-12 12:02:51

Save the Children have asked us if we can help them change the fact that 300 children die of hunger, every hour of every day - even though there's enough food in the world for everyone.

What do you think? There's a petition here which they'd love you to sign - but they also want your thoughts on what they should be telling the G8 (the annual gathering of first world governments), who are meeting next week and actually have the power to change things.

So, if you could change the world so that no child died for lack of food - what would you do? Please do post your suggestions or questions here, and don't forget to let us know if you've signed the petition.

If you want to help spread the word about this via Twitter, Facebook etc - please feel free to use the hashtag: #breakthechain with #G8 if you want.

Thanks
MNHQ

ripsishere Thu 17-May-12 17:45:45

I hope so, I have just given it a little nudge.

AnneTwacky Thu 17-May-12 17:51:54

Have signed after spotting ripishere's thread in Chat.

DameHermione Thu 17-May-12 18:06:05

Done and bumped.

HokeyCokeyPigInaPokey Thu 17-May-12 18:16:32

Signed after seeing ripishere's thread in chat

SugarMeFingers Thu 17-May-12 18:21:56

done.

LeeCoakley Thu 17-May-12 18:29:21

done

Signed also after seeing ripsis thread smile

RatHammock Thu 17-May-12 19:22:27

Signed.

Signed

StrangerintheHouse Thu 17-May-12 20:05:46

done.

ripsishere Fri 18-May-12 08:00:59

Well, my thread was deleted because I can't prod people to come over here with a link.
I'll have another go but be a bit more cryptic this time?

JugglingWithTangentialOranges Fri 18-May-12 08:33:54

I think that's nuts - you can't even do a link ?

- to point people in the direction of a thread for taking action to save children's lives - 300 children dying from hunger every hour. I was thinking that's 5 children dying every minute around the world - and from this tragic cause alone.
How awful for each of those mothers too sad

ripsishere Fri 18-May-12 09:28:03

No, and I'm getting a battering for my repost <shrug>. I've asked for it to be deleted.

JugglingWithTangentialOranges Fri 18-May-12 09:39:09

Well good for you I say - for all your efforts to raise awareness on this rips

Thank you !

If we get slapped wrists for anything we can take it for the sake of those children, hey ! smile

SuePadupa Fri 18-May-12 11:04:00

Signed and shared.

renate678 Fri 18-May-12 12:22:39

Done

CatherineMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 18-May-12 15:20:02

We've just tweeted the link again, too

Lorentzia Fri 18-May-12 15:27:02

Signed

Done

funfiction Fri 18-May-12 15:48:28

I've signed and shared - I hope it helps.

ParsleyTheLioness Fri 18-May-12 16:24:41

Done

ouryve Fri 18-May-12 16:27:22

done

Jinsei Fri 18-May-12 16:34:24

I have signed. It's hard to comprehend that people are still dying of hunger in this day and age.

Humans have advanced in so many ways, and some of our scientific and technological achievements are startling, yet we still haven't found a resolution to this most basic problem. It's time we made it a priority.

Beckamaw Fri 18-May-12 19:26:18

Signed.

carriemumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 18-May-12 21:08:16

We have email class lists at my dc's school - so I sent the link to them - they're not mnetters (or not admitting it to me anywayssmile) but quite a few have emailed to say they've signed. Please feel free to send the link to anyone you know - the more the merrier

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