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ActionAid schools | June 2012

Vasta, from Malawi, pouring drying rice from a basket.

PHOTO: SVEN TORFINN/PANOS/ACTIONAID

ActionAid schools | June 2012


Why do we need food?

Growth

Keeps our bodies healthy

Energy

Children playing games, India

PHOTO: TOM PIETRASIK/ACTIONAID

Resistance to disease


  • Who should have

  • access to food?

  • Access to food is a basic human right

  • The right to food enables people to live in:

  • dignity

  • free from hunger

  • food insecurity

  • malnutrition

Schoolgirls eating lunch, India

PHOTO: LIZ NEWBON/ACTIONAID


Think  Pair  Share

If access to food is a basic human right, why do so many people globally go hungry?



Ebrima Mbye, from The Gambia, on his family’s farm

PHOTO: ACTIONAID

How has drought affected Ebrima’s family?

“We do not know how we will survive until the next harvest and we are very afraid that something bad will happen... That we will start to die.”

Ebrima Mbye, The Gambia


Anastasia, from The Democratic Republic of Congo, harvesting crops

PHOTO: ACTIONAID

Why can’t Anastasia grow enough food to live on?


The Vilme family, from Haiti, sitting amongst the rubble of their home.

PHOTO: MOISES SAMAN/PANOS/ACTIONAID

A woman making her way through rubble in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

PHOTO: MOISES SAMAN/PANOS/ACTIONAID

How has natural disaster affected the Vilme family?


Hakeema Khatoon, Pakistan. Her husband used to catch fish as his living.

PHOTO: ACTIONAID

Fishermen, from Pakistan, going out to sea in a trawler with the hope of catching fish.

PHOTO: WARRICK PAGE/PANOS PICTURES/ACTIONAID

Why has Akeema’s family had to give up fishing?


Serious soil erosion, Malawi.

PHOTO: GRAEME WILLIAMS/PANOS PICTURES/ACTIONAID

Kondha tribal people, from India, examining the effects of deforestation on their land.

PHOTO: FIROZ AHMAD FIROZ/ACTIONAID

A paddy field destroyed by flood waters, India.

PHOTO: NILAYAN/ACTIONAID

Herders, from Kenya, bring their cattle in search of pasture and water.

PHOTO: SIEGFRIED MODOLA/SHOOT THE EARTH/ACTIONAID

How is climate change affecting our food supply?

Deforestation

Livestock


Simon, Rose and their child, from Kenya, standing on their drought damaged farmland.

PHOTO: GRAEME WILLIAMS/PANOS PICTURES/ACTIONAID

Yama, from Senegal, is not allowed access to her land to grow food for her children.

PHOTO: CANDACE FEIT/ACTIONAID

What are some of the causes of hunger?


How can we create a world without hunger?

Think of some big solutions!


Doreth, from Rwanda, feeding a cow at her daughter’s school.

PHOTO: ACTIONAID

Lacherie, 8, from Rwanda, drinking cow’s milk at school.

PHOTO: SULAH NUWAMANYA/ACTIONAID

Lila, from Haiti, shows an example of disaster risk reduction. Digging small canals and dirt walls provides channels for heavy rainfall.

PHOTO: ACTIONAID

Yerrampalli, from India, at a land rights march for local women.

PHOTO: ACTIONAID

Vicky, from Brazil, food rights campaigner.

PHOTO: ACTIONAID

Khudaija Pandrani, from Pakistan, is a farmer who has benefitted from access to a seed bank.

PHOTO: ACTIONAID

How is ActionAid fighting hunger?


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