795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy life – that’s about one in nine people – while 3.1 million children are dying from malnutrition each year. This is simply unacceptable and we’re doing our bit to help eradicate hunger and malnutrition.
Three years of low rainfall has resulted in high livestock mortality and crop failure in district Tharparkar. In 2016, more than 300 children died in July alone, with a further 200 admitted to hospital due to severe malnutrition. 93% of the population cannot afford to buy food.
- There are 90 to 100 deaths per 1,000 live births
- 93% of the population cannot afford food
- 40.5% of children are underweight
Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world, ranking 188 out of 188 countries in the UN Human Development Index. 3.5 million people are food insecure, over 60 per cent of the population lives below the poverty line and chronic malnutrition is rife, with 1.3 million children malnourished in 2015.
- 3.5 million people are food insecure
- 60% of the population lives below poverty line
- 40% of children are malnourished
By making a donation, you can save precious lives and help improve food security amongst farmers and the internally displayed in conflict affected areas of Syria. You can save and transform the lives of women and children in Tharparkar, helping families to become healthy and self-sufficient in the region of Pakistan. Whilst in Niger, you can help prevent malnutrition in young children and pregnant and lactating women, equipping them with the knowledge they need to stay healthy.