Story behind the photograph
Declan Kelly encouraging the crowd to join in the event. To see more digital photographs from the Sydney Make Poverty History event enter our gallery.
In Australia, MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY is a coalition of aid agencies, community groups and celebrities.
“The gap between the world’s rich and poor has never been wider. Malnutrition, HIV/AIDS, conflict and illiteracy are a daily reality for millions.
But it isn’t chance or bad luck that keeps people trapped in bitter, unrelenting poverty. Key factors include: insufficient and ineffective aid; a glaringly unjust global trade system; and a debt burden so great that it suffocates any chance of recovery.” http://www.makepovertyhistory.com.au/home.html
Declan Kelly liked the photographs from the event and has added them to his official Declan Kelly gallery.