Across the world, we’re helping malnourished children survive and thrive.
There’s enough food in the world for everyone. But poor breastfeeding practices, lack of support to women, poverty and rising food prices mean that many families simply can’t afford it. At the same time, climate change threatens to increase the frequency of droughts and food crises.
Relentless hunger weakens children’s immune systems and leaves them vulnerable to infection, disease and death. And for those who survive, malnutrition is a life sentence.
Nearly a quarter of children in the world today suffer permanent damage to their bodies and minds because they don’t get the nutritious food they need, often due to lack of breastfeeding practices.
We’re committed to ending child deaths from hunger. On the ground, our teams are providing skilled counselling, support on breastfeeding and complementary feeding, screening children for malnutrition, distributing vitamin supplements and helping families improve their income. And we’re pioneering new methods of predicting food crises so governments can take action sooner.