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Food for Life Campaign

Hosted by the WCC since 2015, the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance promotes just and sustainable food systems, and adequate nutrition through a rights-based approach and enhancing local food systems, and mobilizes action and reflection for food justice and zero hunger.

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Recent calls for increased action against hunger by church leaders, faith-based humanitarian agencies and development leaders are finding significance as a new report warns of serious levels of under-nutrition in sub-Saharan Africa.

Church groups ready as Zambia faces food shortages in chronic drought

Church groups ready as Zambia faces food shortages in chronic drought

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