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Its not just in the third world!

July 12, 2020 11:18 PM
kas (Thanks to Rosie Fraser for sharing their work on Unsplash.)Whilst the Chancellor offers half price meals up to £10 the Guardian carries a story which really is shocking
In the UK, one of the worlds richest countries almost 2,500 children have been admitted to hospital with malnutrition in the first six months of the year - double the number over the same period last year. Cambridge seemed to have one of the highest figures nationally

Liberal Democrat Layla Moran MP, who collated the responses, said: "These figures shocked me and make me angry that in Britain, in 2020, people can be hospitalised due to malnutrition. We need to move forward and create a system of social security that helps everyone and makes sure no one goes hungry in our country.

"It is still widely believed malnutrition is a problem restricted to the developing world," she added. "Sadly, this is not true. Today, in the UK, thousands of friends, relatives, neighbours and colleagues are at risk of the effects of malnutrition."

These findings support data from the Food Foundation revealed in May that almost a fifth of households with children had been unable to access enough food in the preceding week . The lock-down has clearly made things worse as jobs are lost and incomes reduce
This news follows an Environmental Audit Committee report last year which recommended that the government appoint a minister with responsibility for tackling hunger and food insecurity in the UK, a position it has still to fill
As a country Britain should be ashamed