Despite world leader's commitments to halve hunger by 2015, there are more hungry people now than at any time in history. But the causes of hunger aren't natural, they're manmade, and the solutions are within our power.
Education for all
Over one billion people, mostly women, lack a basic education. Illiteracy and poverty are closely linked; our work is driven by the belief that every child has the right to a free, quality education.
Unfair trade rules, tax evasion and the power of big business all add up to a global economic system that tips the scales against the world's poorest people.
Emergencies and conflicts
Emergencies can be created by natural disasters - drought, floods or earthquakes - or by violent conflict. They cause intense suffering, trauma and loss. ActionAid provides immediate relief - and sets up
Wherever women and girls are disadvantaged, it keeps half the world poor. ActionAid works for justice for women.
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