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Rescue Children Suffering From Severe Malnutrition

by Nepal Youth Foundation (NYF)
Rescue Children Suffering From Severe Malnutrition
Rescue Children Suffering From Severe Malnutrition
Rescue Children Suffering From Severe Malnutrition
Rescue Children Suffering From Severe Malnutrition
Rescue Children Suffering From Severe Malnutrition
Rescue Children Suffering From Severe Malnutrition
Rescue Children Suffering From Severe Malnutrition
Rescue Children Suffering From Severe Malnutrition
Rescue Children Suffering From Severe Malnutrition
Rescue Children Suffering From Severe Malnutrition
Rescue Children Suffering From Severe Malnutrition
Rescue Children Suffering From Severe Malnutrition
Rescue Children Suffering From Severe Malnutrition
Rescue Children Suffering From Severe Malnutrition
Rescue Children Suffering From Severe Malnutrition
Rescue Children Suffering From Severe Malnutrition
Rescue Children Suffering From Severe Malnutrition
Handover Ceremony
Handover Ceremony

Five years ago, with support from friends like you, NYF embarked on a major commitment - building FOUR life-saving Nutrition Rehabilitation Homes (NRHs) to save malnourished children.

This month, we’re celebrating the success of that project - transitioning all four NRHs to the Nepali government.

Located in Dailekh, Dang, Butwal, and Baglung, these centers will now be fully operated and funded by the government, with ongoing monitoring and training from NYF’s team. 

We’re proud of this model - building and establishing each NRH and then transferring the ongoing operations to the government over a five year period – because it’s sustainable and maximizes the impact of your generosity.

That generosity has helped NYF build 17 NRHs over the past 20 years –transforming the lives of thousands of children since 1998. Now, 15 of those NRHs have been fully transitioned and we’re in the second year of operating the new Dadeldhura center. 

Our first, flagship NRH in Kathmandu remains the heart of this program, as NYF staff provide life-saving treatment, train nutrition professionals, and coordinate the Nutrition Outreach program – taking these critical services “on the road” to remote, isolated communities.

Please click here to read more about NYF’s expanded nutrition outreach camps and to view more photos from this month’s handover ceremonies.

Your generosity makes these incredible successes possible. Dhanyabad!

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Before and After
Before and After

“Pratik”, a 22 month old boy from a family of 6, was brought to the Nutritional Rehabilitation Home (NRH) in Chitawan from a very remote village called Lothar.

His impoverished family ate only two meager meals each day with very little protein. Pratik was suffering from diarrhea and had no appetite. Frightened by his worsening condition, his parents took him to the hospital. A doctor there recognized the desperate situation and sent them to the NRH.

At admission, Pratik weighed only 12 pounds – 6 pounds below the normal weight for his 28” height. With protruding ribs, sparse hair, irritable mood, he was suffering.

Pratik could digest only milk for the first week of his stay. He was then fed healthy versions of the food his family could easily access or grow themselves, while his mother was educated on the importance of nutrition.

With nutritious food, proper medication and care, Pratik’s condition improved dramatically. While he stayed a little longer than the usual 21 to 28 days, in less than 6 weeks he gained over 5 pounds and transformed into a healthy and happy boy.

These life-saving interventions – at a cost of only $350 per child – are made possible by generous friends like you. We hope you feel proud of the difference your support makes. Thank you, and dhanyabad!

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Nutritional Outreach Camp Team
Nutritional Outreach Camp Team

In addition to providing life-saving support to approximately 600 children and their caretakers annually through Nutritional Rehabilitation Homes (NRH), NYF is expanding our nutrition outreach program to reach thousands more children.

NYF’s Nutrition Outreach program brings specialized nutrition education and services to remote communities that are isolated by rough terrain and lack of transportation. The camp activities include hand-washing, hygiene, and nutrition education for caregivers and nutrition assessment, general health checkups, and medicine distribution as needed for children. Through each two to three-day camp, NYF reaches 500-1000 children and their caregivers whose health and lives are forever transformed.

Below are pictures from one of these camps.

Medical Examination
Medical Examination
Nutrition Assessment
Nutrition Assessment
Height Measurement
Height Measurement

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Dear Friends,

As you know, catastrophic August floods in southern Nepal killed 100+ people and affected thousands, including some of the children you support through Nutritional Rehabilitation Homes.

Thanks to your support, NYF was able to respond to the influx of malnourished children at our Nutritional Rehabilitation Homes. The NRH in Banke, located in one of the hardest hit areas, doubled its capacity. As families return to their homes and land, NRHs are prepared for a long-term response to serve children who are at high risk of relapsing with so much arable land seriously damaged.

Additionally, after days of uncertainty and deprivation, 500 families across our programs each received several weeks’ worth of supplies, including rice, dal (lentils), oil, salt, and flour, helping to prevent further malnutrition. Families who lost their homes entirely received additional support including a basic cooking set, blankets, and stipends for living expenses.

While the road to recovery is long, these 500 families are taking an important step forward knowing people like you care – and the NRHs are prepared to provide lifesaving treatment for many more over the weeks and months ahead.

Thank you!

Delivering to an NRH which doubled its capacity
Delivering to an NRH which doubled its capacity

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As someone who has supported NYF’s critical work saving severely malnourished children, you may be concerned about the devastating situation in Nepal where massive flooding and landslides have displaced thousands of families.  The number of deaths and causalities are mounting, as rescue efforts continue.

Southern Nepal, the hardest hit region, is the site of eleven of our Nutritional Rehabilitation Homes (NRHs) -- providing life-saving services to desperately malnourished children.

Thousands of people have fallen sick due to polluted water. Many haven’t eaten anything in three days.  We anticipate that rescue and relief workers will soon be referring children to the NRHs, and we stand ready to help. Their health and lives depend on it.

As we learn more, we will share updates via our website and on Facebook and Twitter

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Nepal Youth Foundation (NYF)

Location: Sausalito, California - USA
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Project Leader:
Julie Pofsky
Associate Director of Development
Sausalito, CA United States
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