Elisabeth is Action Against Hunger's communications officer, reporting on our impact and current events around the world.
A World in which No Child Dies of Hunger? It's Now within Reach
It is really, truly possible to reach and treat every child in the world who is suffering from deadly malnutrition. Exciting, right?! A terrific new video lays out the great developments that the humanitarian sector has already made in reaching more kids with lifesaving therapeutic nutrition (from the revolutionary milk formulas of the early 1990s to the Ready-to-Use-Therapeutic-Foods we use widely today) and outlines clear steps for getting to a place where we ensure we can reach all of them.
The idea is to use sound research and evaluation to find out how many children don't have access to treatment and what the obstacles are. Collecting and sharing that information will allow us to increase our reach and impact - in other words, to save more lives.
Check out the great video below that tells this new story of hunger:
The video comes to us courtesy of the Coverage Monitoring Network, an inter-agency initiative to improve nutrition programs through the promotion of quality program evaluations, capacity building activities, and information sharing. The project is funded by the European Commission Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) and the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) of USAID. The initiative is implemented by a consortium led by Action Against Hunger and including Save the Children, Concern Worldwide, International Medical Corps, Helen Keller International and Valid International.
Stay tuned as we provide real-time information on our expanding global reach and ensure greater access to lifesaving treatment for the millions of children in need.
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Facts about Hunger
925 million people suffer from hunger and malnutrition around the world.
Malnutrition affects 32.5% of children in developing countries.
1 out of every 6 infants are born with low birth weight due to undernutrition among pregnant women in developing countries.
1 out of every 3 people in developing countries are affected by vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
Hunger is number one on the list of the world's top 10 health risks. It kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined.