Malnutrition is a critical risk in Yemen and good nutrition and access to adequate food remains a challenge to child survival. Consensus exists over the immediate causes of malnutrition and food insecurity in Yemen, which include poverty, illiteracy, low availability of clean water supplies, low levels of breastfeeding, and dependence on imported grain as a staple. The conflict in Yemen, which plays a clear role in aggravating malnutrition, has escalated dramatically since nearly five years ago and is compounding an already severe protracted humanitarian crisis. So, conflict and insecurity remain the main drivers of food insecurity and malnutrition that have pushed the most vulnerable households to the brink of famine.
The lack of education of mothers and their subsequent lack of knowledge regarding nutrition issues clearly aggravates the already fragile nutritional status of their children. Worse yet, this bad nutritional status is also widely spread in the pregnant and postpartum women, making them weaker and less able to take adequate care of their children.
With a vital role, SORD raised its project which is entitled: " Protecting 1469 Yemeni children from malnutrition". The proposed project aims at contributing to the reduction of mortality and morbidity associated with acute malnutrition to children under 5, pregnant women and lactating mothers in the targeted areas that have high acute malnutrition rates. To achieve this overall objective, SORD has been providing nutrition assistance to children and pregnant and lactating women (PLW) to prevent and treat malnutrition.
During the first quarter of 2020, children under 5 and PLWs suffering from acute malnutrition have been supplied with the proper nutrition supplementary. Community awareness have been raised among the pregnant women ,lactating mothers and Girls of childbearing age regarding the evils of malnutrition, both for child and mother, the importance of good nutrition for the mental and physical well-being, and how to use the available resources In order to overcome or reduce malnutrition. More details can be found in the following attached file:
Again and again and over again, we are expressing our gratitude and millions of thank to our generous donors who are the milestone of hope for Yemeni children. Your grants will never ever be in vain. Many thanks to all those helped in implementing the project, staff, health workers and volunteers. Attachments: