Whenever I walk through our factory in Providence, Rhode Island and see the red and white Plumpy'Nut boxes we make stacked high on pallets, I see them as the brave ambassadors of our work to help end childhood malnutrition, traveling great distances, over choppy seas and over unpaved land, to perilous places that most people wouldn't go without feeling total fear. That's why when I read blog posts from humanitarian aid workers who are there, on the ground experiencing the dangers first hand, I feel that they must be shared and spread widely.
In this post I am sharing (see link below) and which I hope you will share too, UNICEF Communications Specialist, Madeleine Logan, provides such a rare glimpse in the country that she calls "a little-known neighbor" of the DR Congo. It is real, raw, and heartbreaking ... and it explains perfectly why children are in crisis and need our help. The Central African Republic is so isolated from the world, it needs and deserves our attention to help it overcome the humanitarian disaster that is unfolding.
Just as a reminder in 2014, you helped us send 46,251 cartons of Plumpy'Sup to the Central African Republic or Cameroon (to help meet the needs of malnourished children from CAR living in refugee camps). That amount is enough to treat approximately 115,627 children. We also shipped about 5,016 cartons of Plumpy'Nut, enough to bring about 5,000 severely malnourished children back to life and good health in about 7 weeks. We also expect to ship out another 8,000 boxes of Plumpy'Nut at the end of January.
Thank you for your continued support of our work and making our efforts all the more possible.