ActionAid MDG anti-hunger animal protest in New York

by Julie Mollins | @jmollins | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Tuesday, 21 September 2010 22:45 GMT
Henry Malumo, Africa hungerFree coordinator and fellow ActionAid members rally across the street from New York's 92Y, where the United Nations Foundation and Mashable website set up a digital lounge for use by bloggers and social media journalists during U.N. Week.

NEW YORK (AlertNet) - Henry Malumo, Africa hungerFree coordinator and fellow ActionAid members rally across the street from New York's 92Y, where the United Nations Foundation and Mashable website set up a digital lounge for use by bloggers and social media journalists during U.N. Week.

Women farmers produce 80 percent of the world's food, organisers say, and should be supported financially so that hunger can be eliminated.

Almost 1 billion people around the world go hungry.

ActionAid is drawing attention to millennium development goal 1 to halve hunger by 2015, the first of eight goals the U.N. set for itself in 2000 to improve the standard of living for the world's poor.

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