Under the epidemic situation, more than 2 million poor children in Britain may face “holiday hunger”

This week, schools in the UK started a week-long mid-term holiday model. For children from poor families, it is not an easy thing to go home on holiday, because some people will starve. During the holidays, they can’t enjoy the school’s free lunch, whether they can eat well is a big problem.

during the spring and summer holidays earlier this year, the British government provided free lunch for eligible poor students, but in the beginning of the autumn break, England stopped the service, while Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland continued to issue food stamps for children. By noon on the 26th, 880000 people in England had signed an online petition asking the government to continue the rescue measures.

according to statistics, in January this year, more than 1.4 million children in the UK could enjoy free lunch during school. With the sudden outbreak of the epidemic, the income of the people has dropped sharply. Today, it is estimated that the number of children in poverty may increase to more than 2 million. However, in the first half of this holiday, the Conservative Party voted against the government’s proposal to provide food for the poor in the first half of the holiday. Labour is determined to vote again before the New Year holiday to fight for subsidies for two million poor children in Britain.

after the British government refused to provide food aid, dozens of non-governmental organizations and representatives of the catering industry around London, Manchester, Bermingham and other cities said they would open their own food distribution points to help poor children. Recently, these private relief food stations have reached 600. People can query the specific food distribution points in their areas through mobile phone software.

Manchester United star Marcus Rushford launched a food rescue program for poor children at the beginning of the year, which has received support from the public. Rushford was vilified when the charity was first launched.

on Monday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, when asked about the problem of poor children, said that children should never be allowed to go hungry during holidays. However, people have not yet seen what kind of specific relief measures the British government will implement.

Boris Johnson: “I do understand that there is hunger during the holidays. We have to solve this problem. The problem is how do you solve it. We’ve done a lot of amazing things. As the epidemic continues, we will continue to support businesses, families and individuals, and continue to support them. I want to stress that we don’t want to see these kids starving in winter and Christmas, and I promise you won’t see them. ” You can play with mobile phones during pregnancy, but these four methods of “hurting your fetus” are not advisable. Be careful of the damage to Taibao