I’m not a political campaigner, I don’t understand politics, never tried. To be honest I have no interest. I am a decent person, I do what I say I am going to, if I can’t I don’t say it and I am a mother, I like children to be warm, fed and safe.
The International aid from the UK has made some significant improvements in helping millions of children from a life sentence of hunger. My Lil H is 5 years old, the number of children across the world not making it to that milestone has fallen from 12 million in 1990 to 7.6 million in 2011, but we can’t stop, we have to keep bringing this number down year on year on year.
The Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and Labour have all committed to pledging 0.7% of our national income to international aid by 2013, this is a promise upheld in the current government’s coalition agreement. Honouring this commitment to the poorest children will ensure progress continues. I wrote to my MP, who happens to be George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer. I sent it by post and emailed it too and guess what? He replied!
2012 is tough year, a tough era for everyone, its not a reason to not do anything though and if you are reading this chances are you blog or are social active online in some way, you and your little mouse with a few clicks can help to spread the work and make a difference and keep children mortality rates falling. Take two minutes to watch the video below. During the two day G8 Summit that starts tomorrow, more than 14,000 children will die as a result of malnutrition. Don’t know that and do nothing.