In the Sahel region of Africa, UNICEF estimates that thousands of children under the age of five are in danger of losing their lives to severe acute malnutrition. The situation for children in Mali is especially concerning due to conflict. According to UNICEF, "while rains [in the Sahel] are producing better crops, it can take two years for families to recover from the loss of animals and income." Help Edesia send more Plumpy'Nut to the region, so that more children's lives can be saved!
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The Sahel belt of Africa is highly vulnerable to food insecurity. The crisis is worsening and requires immediate action by the humanitarian aid community.
How will this project solve this problem?
Edesia's Plumpy'Nut will be placed by humanitarian partners on the ground before its too late for starving children who need essential calories and vital nutrients to survive. Children will ultimately recover, gain weight, build stronger immune systems, and reclaim their lives.
Potential Long Term Impact
Having nutrient-rich Ready-to-Use Foods (RUFs) in place, such as Plumpy'Nut, before children reach the painful stage of severe acute malnutrition is key. Humanitarian aid workers need a robust supply of Plumpy'Nut sachets to complement other interventions. This is how they save lives while also helping communities break free from the cycle of poverty.
Total Funding Received to Date: $15,712
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $44,288
Total Funding Goal: $60,000