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Vasta, from Malawi, pouring

drying rice from a basket.


PHOTO: SVEN TORFINN/PANOS/ACTIONAID

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Why do we need food?


Growth

Keeps
our
bodies
healthy

Energy
Children playing games, India
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Resistance to disease
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Who should have


access to food?

Schoolgirls eating lunch, India


PHOTO: LIZ NEWBON/ACTIONAID

Access to food is a basic

human right

The right to food enables

people to live in:

dignity
free from hunger
food insecurity
malnutrition

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Think Pair Share

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

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How many people go hungry globally?

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How has drought affected


Ebrimas family?

Ebrima Mbye, from The


Gambia, on his familys farm
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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
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Why cant Anastasia grow enough food to live on?


Anastasia, from The Democratic
Republic of Congo, harvesting crops
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How has natural disaster affected the Vilme family?


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

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Why has Akeemas family had to give up fishing?


Hakeema Khatoon,
Pakistan. Her husband used
to catch fish as his living.
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Fishermen, from Pakistan, going out to sea in


a trawler with the hope of catching fish.
PHOTO: WARRICK PAGE/PANOS PICTURES/ACTIONAID

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How is climate change affecting our food supply?


A man walks past a dead cow, Kenya.
Serious
soil
erosion,
Malawi.
Livestock
can
die
due
to dehydration
A
woman
and
child,
from
Kenya, collecting
PHOTO: GRAEME WILLIAMS/PANOS PICTURES/ACTIONAID
during
periods
of
drought.
water from a dried watering hole.
PHOTO: JEHAD NGA/CORBIS/ACTIONAID

PHOTO: DES WILLIE/ACTIONAID


A
paddy field destroyed by flood waters, India.
PHOTO: NILAYAN/ACTIONAID

Livestock

Deforestation

Kondha tribal people, from India, examining


the effects of deforestation on their land.
PHOTO: FIROZ AHMAD FIROZ/ACTIONAID

Herders, from Kenya, bring their cattle in search of


pasture and water.
PHOTO: SIEGFRIED MODOLA/SHOOT THE EARTH/ACTIONAID

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What are some of the causes of hunger?

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

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How can we create a world without hunger?


Unequal distribution of food

Climate change

National and international policies

Think of
some big
solutions!

Lack of access to land

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How is ActionAid fighting hunger?


Doreth, from Rwanda, feeding
a cow at her daughters school.

Lila,
from Haiti,
shows
an example of disaster
Lacherie,
8, from
Rwanda,
Yerrampalli,
India,
at acanals
land and dirt
risk
reduction.
Digging
small
drinking
cowsfrom
milk
at school.
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NUWAMANYA/ACTIONAID
rights
march
for
local women.
walls
provides
channels
for heavy rainfall.

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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

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Hands holding rice husks, the hard


protective covering of rice grains.
PHOTO: SVEN TORFINN/PANOS PICTURES/ACTIONAID

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