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Global leaders gather to discuss how to address child hunger in Africa

POSTED May 31, 2019

Global leaders gather to discuss how to address child hunger in Africa

It’s agreed more needs to be done to help those in need

By Sandra Upeslacis, director, strategic communications

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Although there’s been progress to reduce child malnutrition, Africa’s rising population means child hunger will persist, according a report from the African Child Policy Forum (ACPF).

At a recent conference in Ethiopia, ACPF called for further commitments to ensure universal access to food for children as well as the implementation of school-feeding programs and increased investment in data collection and analysis to tackle the issue.

Many leaders contributed to the dialogue. “Even as we focus on issues like hunger, we’ve got to be careful we are not focusing on symptoms. We ought to focus on what are the systemic issues,” said Patrick Canagasingham, CEO at the Christian Children’s Fund of Canada, at the conference. “We ought to find solutions that are very pragmatic but also very creative at the same time.”

Camerapix’s Salim Amin takes us to this 8th International Policy Forum on the African Child in the video below. Check it out, and learn more about how you can help by visiting CCFC’s gift catalogue.

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