Action Against Hunger celebrates UK Government's commitment to spend 0.7% of income on Aid

Raymond Blanc is a committed supporter of Action Against Hunger and its latest campaign, Enough Food IF. Yesterday, he was delighted to receive the following email from Action Against Hunger:

Cher Raymond,

Today you’ve helped make history! We’ve just heard that the UK Government has kept its promise to spend 0.7% of national income on aid. This announcement has been 43 years in the making. Back in 1970, 22 countries committed to the 0.7% aid promise. Only five delivered. Until now. The UK has just become the first G8 country to keep its promise. And it wouldn’t have happened without the support of people like you.

Even in tough times, we will not turn our back on the world’s poorest people. That’s the message we’ve sent out – loud and clear – to other rich countries. Millions of people living in poverty worldwide now have a brighter future – all thanks to people like you who spoke out and convinced our politicians not to back down.

On behalf of the Enough Food For Everyone If coalition I would therefore like to say a massive thank you. For your amazing support. For signing the open letter, which was published on the Enough Food For Everyone If website and spread far and wide via social media channels. For every tweet. For joining us on Launch Day. For agreeing to participate in our video. For every time you’ve spoken up to demand enough food for everyone. Today it all paid off.

Here’s a short video to thank you.

But our work does not stop here. Now the challenge is to make sure that the promised money is delivered and put to the best possible use. And with the G8 coming up, we need to put pressure on other rich countries to follow the UK’s example.

We look forward to keeping you updated on progress.

Kindest regards

Jean-Michel Grand

Executive Director