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Take Action Against War and Hunger! Together, we can Make War & Hunger History!!

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Nearly one billion people go hungry each day, 65 percent of them in just seven countries: India, China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Ethiopia and Congo, reported the UN food agency ( www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/8836/ ).

 

Still, every day, 50,000 people die as a result of extreme poverty and the gap between rich and poor people is increasing. Nearly half the world’s population live in poverty, 70% are women.

 

In war and conflicts, every year thousands of people killed, wounded or displaced. Thousands of soldiers have been killed and hundreds of thousands more have suffered severe physical and psychological wounds.

 

Several Heads of States, Ministers, politicians, high-ranking government bureaucrats, unscrupulous businesses, criminals and other unscrupulous people are depositing large sums of illegal money in not just the Swiss banks, there are around 70 tax havens worldwide which are used to stash slush monies. Estimates suggest more than $11 trillion black money may be stored in tax havens.(www.oecd.org/dataoecd/39/19/40556222.pdf )

If the governments are serious about stopping black money and raising resources to meet the growing economic crisis, they must take steps to bring back the unaccounted or, ill-gotten wealth. Most adversely affected are the developing nations including those from Africa and Asia, where disappearance of large amounts of money badly needed for development.

 

Two-thirds of the world’s populations don’t have access to the financial system. Poor are not considered credit worthy. The idea of the business is only maximisation of profit. That is too narrow an interpretation of a human being. The societies needed to practise social responsibility throughout their business, ensuring that they did not make profits by harming lives, livelihoods and the environment. Every human being should have the “right to credit” because if people have money, they can change their lives.

 

We have the power to change this. Push your governments for peace, more and better aid, debt cancellation, education for all boys and girls, healthcare, trade justice, gender equality, right to credit and public accountability.

 

Fight for peace!

Fight against hunger!!

We can make 'War, Terrorism and Hunger History' in our lifetime!!!

 

www.flickr.com/people/standagainstpoverty/

www.standagainstpoverty.org/

www.endpoverty2015.org/

www.whiteband.org/

www.unglobalcompact.org/

www.flickr.com/photos/unhcr/

 

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Taken on October 27, 2007