Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge for Action Against Hunger
About the group
I live and work full time in Bradford- the 24 mile fundraising hike for Action Against Hunger (ACF) is a voluntary endeavour. I will pay the costs associated with the trip such as accommodation and transport to the Dales. All donations will go to Action Against Hunger UK, with the exception of a small 1.9% fee plus 20p on card payments through the event's JustGiving page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/robert-elliott15
I am undertaking the event because I believe that adequate food and clean water are human rights to which we are all entitled. Where these necessities are jeopardised due to factors, such as conflict, poverty or natural disasters, there is a responsibility to help affected communities. In preventing sickness and protecting families ACF helps to reduce the injustices and hardship which affect impoverished communities.
I am also undertaking the walk to highlight the climate emergency. The IPCC warned in October 2018 that even if states were to meet their policy pledges made under the Paris agreement, then warming of 3 degrees centigrade is likely by 2100. This would have catastrophic implications, and it would be well beyond the danger zone for feedback loop tipping points. A similarly bleak assessment of new policy ambitions has been reached by the International Energy Agency.
In the first decade of the 21st century there were 3,496 natural disasters from floods, storms, droughts and heat waves. This is a little under five times the 743 such disasters which were reported in the 1970s. Climatologists have confirmed that global warming is a major causal factor in this increase.
ACF advocates agro-ecology as a means of reducing emissions and absorbing more carbon whilst protecting farmers' economic security. The charity also helps communities to prepare for emergencies such as floods and droughts, for example in Kenya, where support included drought early warning systems and data analysis.
Our fundraising page.
Fundraising for Action Against Hunger (ACF)
More information about Action Against Hunger (ACF) can be found at
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_Against_Hunger which highlights the strong record of ACF in treating malnutrition. Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organisation which works to save lives, by treating undernourishment, preventing hunger, supplying clean water and its advocacy work.
In terms of emergency response, Action Against Hunger (ACF) provides urgent assistance to civilians and refugees affected by conflicts, for example Yemen and Syria and for the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. ACF is also present in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where the charity notes that over 2 million cases of severe malnutrition have been reported. In the DRC, Action Against Hunger have treated malnourished children, distributed emergency food, provided psycho-social support and enabled access to clean water and sanitation. In the region of South Kivu, ACF supported the anti-cholera strategy.
In CAR, one of the poorest and most dangerous countries in the world, Action Against Hunger, has scaled up emergency nutritional, water and sanitation programmes. Action Against Hunger UK is now a member of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) and has institutional partnerships with UNICEF, the World Food Programme and DfID.
Homepage of Action Against Hunger (ACF).
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This challenge took place on Saturday, 21 September, 2019.
Time completed: 10 hours 58 minutes.
Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge
The Yorkshire Peaks Challenge involves climbing Pen-y-ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside, often within 12 hours.