This year Niger is facing one of the gravest food and nutrition crises of its history. Due to drought, massive loss of crops and livestock have contributed to 17% of children under five suffering from acute malnutrition requiring immediate treatment. Plumpy’nut® is the most effective way to treat malnutrition. A peanut paste packed with calories and nutrients, and transforms a child in a matter of weeks. This project will supply Plumpy’nut® during this critical time.
Plumpy’nut® provides the calories and micronutrients that a starving child needs. This means more children will survive, and ultimately recover, gain weight, build stronger immune systems, and have healthy futures.
During a crisis such as this one it is vital to reach children as soon as possible. We have a small window of opportunity to ensure that children not only survive but are able to grow to their full potential.