Ahead of the G7 Leaders' Summit under the German G7 Presidency, Action Against Hunger launched a call to action urging G7 leaders to combat the structural causes of hunger.
The NGO emphasized that 2.37 billion people currently suffer from severe or moderate food insecurity; 811 million of those affected suffer from hunger.
In a public statement, Action Against Hunger called on French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, US President Joe Biden, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to take three immediate actions to address the intensifying global food crisis:
- Discontinue the use of hunger as a weapon of war and ensure access to humanitarian assistance in all conflict zones;
- Develop and support universal and feminist social protection schemes within global food architecture; and
- Support the development of food sovereignty and the transformation of food systems to make them more sustainable, resilient, localized, healthy, and fair.