In our world of plenty, no child should suffer hunger and malnutrition. That’s why in 2015, world leaders signed up to Goal 2 of the Sustainable Development Goals to end all forms of malnutrition by 2030, and we applauded their bold commitment.
Leaders from seven of the most powerful countries - known as the G7 - will meet again in Italy on May 26 and 27. They do so at a time when famine threatens the lives of 20 million people. The UN has declared this to be the biggest humanitarian catastrophe since World War II. World leaders must act now to save lives.
Call the Italian Embassy in Washington and ask them to make sure this year’s G7 Summit results in additional money to end malnutrition for all.
The G7 have previously made a commitment to lift 500 million people out of hunger and malnutrition by 2030, but so far they haven’t made a plan or committed any additional funds towards achieving this target.
Each year, three million children die because of hunger and malnutrition. For those that survive, often their physical and cognitive development has been restricted so they can never reach their full potential.
Take 2 minutes to ask the Italian Government to lead the G7 to deliver on their hunger promise.
Here's what you need to do:
Enter your number in the action prompt, and hit the "Call Now" button. You should receive a call on your phone shortly after.
- Press 1 to continue.
- Press 2 to continue in english and then press 0 to speak to the operator and hold while you are connected.
- Once connected, here’s a suggested script to read to the operator:
I am calling to leave a message for the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs.
I would like to thank the Italian Government for putting food security and nutrition on the G7 agenda.
Each year 3 million children die because of hunger and 20 million people’s lives are at risk from famine.
I would like to ask the Italian government to act as a leader in Food Security and Nutrition and make the first financial commitment before the G7 Summit.
I would like to request that the Minister publicly response to my request.
Thank you for your time.