Campaigners urge G8 to score "hole in one" on hunger as Syria dominates summit
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 00:46
June 18 - Campaigners dressed as G8 leaders call for action to end world hunger, during golf course stunt. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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STORY: Campaigners dressed as G8 leaders posed for photographs at a golf course in Northern Ireland on Tuesday, in a bid to draw the politicians' attention to world hunger.
Members of the "Not Enough Hunger for Everyone IF" campaign drove around a golf course on golf buggies just a few miles from the G8 summit venue, dressed in full golfing outfits and wearing large heads depicting the leaders of the G8 countries.
They posed for photographs and held a golf flag with the words "End Hunger" written on it, saying the world's powers should be doing more to tackle poverty and taking action against tax avoidance and evasion.
"We've seen some good progress but we need to see a lot more if we are really going to tackle the causes of hunger," said Ben Phillips, Oxfam's Campaign Director, which is one of the 200 organizations and charities who make up the "IF" campaign.
British Prime Minister David Cameron, who is hosting the G8 summit in Northern Ireland, had hoped to make tax evasion and aid for developing nations top of the G8 agenda, but Syria has dominated the summit in Northern Ireland.
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