Ahead of World Food Day (16 October), Tearfund is calling on the UK government to find new money to help some of the poorest people in the world adapt to climate change:
The animation is based on the real-life experiences of farmers in some of the world’s poorest communities. “When the weather is good, I have produce to sell. But this year the harvest wasn’t good because of the flash floods,” says Silas Ndayisaba, a farmer from Rwanda. “The weather is less predictable and the drought means that we have a lot less food.”
This film is a call to action is for the UK public to join Tearfund’s campaign and ask Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey, to champion a shipping levy that could help reduce food prices and help poor communities feed themselves.“Climate change is making people hungry,” says Tearfund’s Head of Campaigns, Ben Niblett. “The UK church has an opportunity to speak up for justice, as the Bible tells us to, and tell our governments to stop stalling and do something for the millions of people who go to bed hungry each night all over the world.”
Visit www.tearfund.org/hunger to take action and read Tearfund’s report Hope on the Horizon: Feeding the World in a Changing Climate.