Food

Every year, we provide more than nine million people with food assistance, including five million children.

Across the world hunger is a daily reality. In fact, one in nine people don’t have enough to eat.  Without the food they need to live and grow, millions of children are left with physical disabilities and learning difficulties. Mothers don’t have the nutrients to breastfeed their babies.

children in developing countries are underweight.
primary school aged children across the developing work attend classes hungry.
children go blind every year from vitamin A deficiency.

We’re doing all we can to ensure children and their families don’t go hungry. When children are malnourished, we provide emergency food. But we don’t stop there. We also help keep children healthy and well-nourished for the long term.

Our expert staff deliver proven, cost-effective nutrition programmes including:

Our expert staff deliver proven, cost-effective nutrition programmes including:</br></br>
Increasing agricultural productivity: through improved seeds and farming practices to ensure greater crop outputs and access to markets so farming families can profitably sell their surplus food. We’re also ensuring community resources are managed sustainably to protect the environment, maintain soil fertility and use water more efficiently.

Cooking classes: teaching families how to improve nutrition and dietary diversity with locally grown, fresh ingredients.

Emergency food: providing life-saving food aid to those impacted by conflict or long-term food shortages. Find out more about world class work with the UN World Food Programme.
 

Stories from the field

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