The UN’s Hunger Hotspots report highlights over 43 million people in 38 countries across the globe are now at risk of famine or a food crisis, unless they receive immediate life-saving support.
Almost half of global child deaths are linked to malnutrition and one in five children around the world suffer from wasting, which means they have a low weight for their height. There is a desperate need to invest in nutrition interventions that have lifelong effects.
The solution to save these children’s lives is simple. We are using a paste called Plumpy’Nut®, also known as Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food.
It’s a high-energy peanut paste containing sugar, vegetable oil and skimmed milk powder, and enriched with vitamins and minerals.
Plumpy’Nut® is used to treat severe acute malnutrition in young children. Only three sachets a day for six to eight weeks can be all it takes to save a child’s life. In times of famine, drought, or conflict, Plumpy’Nut® is a true lifesaver.
It costs just £156 to save six children’s lives.