SUPPORTERS of a world hunger campaign in Sheffield were celebrating after the Chancellor announced the Government will not cut spending on international aid.
CAFOD, a British aid agency, had called on George Osborne to ring-fence the money to feed the 870 million people in the world they estimate go to bed hungry every night. Members of the agency gathered in the Winter Garden as the Budget was announced.
Rachel Wood, from the Hallam branch of CAFOD, said: “We want the aid to be enshrined in law and spent in the right way. We don’t want this aid to fall into the wrong hands and go towards security forces or funding war.
“This is why we want David Cameron to campaign on food and hunger issues at this year’s G8 summit.”
Members of the public were encouraged to write messages to the Prime Minister, which CAFOD will deliver before June.
Supporters donned fish and bread costumes at the event as they believe there is enough food supply in the world to feed everybody if equally shared.