Copy of 34774pre_b548d273a5069fd[1].jpgThis year food price rises alone may have put the lives of up to 400,000 children around the world at risk. And as we’ve all seen in the news recently in East Africa these price increases have been devastating.

Save the Children (with 26 other NGOs) is calling on governments around the world to take life-saving measures to protect children.

To this end we have created the Charter to End Extreme Hunger. The Charter outlines specific actions that governments should take to stop widespread starvation as a result of drought, high food prices and conflict. 

So far, over 1,200 campaigners have emailed their MPs calling on them to raise the issue. In response to so many people taking action Andrew Mitchell, Secretary of State for International Development has announced that he is 'fully supportive' of the aims of the Charter. 

This success demonstrates the real impact of campaigning. We now want the UK government to take a lead role and sign the Charter. Kenya and Norway have both already endorsed the Charter. Adding the Uk's signature will encourage other governments around the world to do the same.

The crisis was predicted – and preventable. Act now.  Sign our petition asking David Cameron, Prime Minister to endorse the Charter and save lives.


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