The year 2008 was characterized by many changes. All continental movement have held their General Assembly and also the World Assembly has taken place in Uganda. The assemblies brought many new faces to our organisation in new responsibilities, a new action plan, a declaration towards the hunger crisis and a strong commitment to deepen our work in the field of economic projects was made.
The struggles for food sovereignty, solidarity economy and gender equity are still important elements of the work of MIJARC, during the last year we strengthened our work in these areas with trainings, seminars, networking and lobby work. This showed the importance of involvement of young people from rural areas which have significant impact on various policy making institutions and politicians, since rural youth is seldom recognised in politics; however they are the future, since most of the world wide existing land is considered as rural area. It is important and essential that young people from rural areas receive attention in politics and opportunities to develop their own well-being...
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The world has been shaken by a financial crisis. Thus the press and powerful has ensured that hunger crisis is disappeared from publicity. But hunger remains. Especially in terms of such a crisis, problems of the existing economic system are demonstrated: Money has a better lobby than people suffering from hunger.
World Finances are acting in short-term, but people need long-term concepts. States of the North are now focusing on development of their economies and forget to invest in development of southern countries. But money is still needed!
We are facing the tightest food supplies in recent history. For the world's most vulnerable, food is simply being priced out of their reach. The world's 200 wealthiest people have as much money as about 40 percent of the global population, while about 923 million people go to bed hungry every night. Thomas Kocherry is calling in his article for a magnificat.
“He has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty.“ (Lk 1,53)
MIJARC wants to replace the hunger crisis up in the public agenda. I hope that you will enjoy your reading which will motivate you to struggle for a world without hunger......click on the image to read more