Children
 Chad
Project #5134

Saving Lives of 1000 Malnourished Children in Chad

by Action Against Hunger UK

Summary

The project will provide critical life-saving treatment ('Plumpy Nut') for at least 1000 children (under 5 years old) suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition in the Bahr El Ghazel region of Chad.
$7,820
total raised
123
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

The severe lack of rainfall in 2009 has decimated available pastures, causing more than 30% of all livestock deaths, and a massive reduction by over 34% in the region’s agriculture production. This has led these nomadic populations to a progressive deterioration in their nutritional status, particularly children under 5 years old. With limited food availability, high prices and extreme levels of food insecurity, malnutrition rates are now almost three times higher than emergency thresholds.

Solution

Action Against Hunger will establish 1 Therapeutic Feeding Centre & 15 Outpatient Therapeutic Programmes for our wider programme and this specific Global Giving project will treat 1,000 severely malnourished children across the Bahr El Ghazel region.

Long-Term Impact

As well as saving the lives of at least 1000 children, nutritional training and support will be provided to the Ministry of Public Health, increasing their effectiveness & capacity in detecting and treating acute malnutrition in the longer-term.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.actionagainsthunger.org.uk/​
View Action Against Hunger's work in Chad
CNN Video - using Plumpy Nut in neighbouring Niger
Chad News Report- 'Staggering Malnutrition Rates'
Action Against Hunger use Plumpy Nut in Uganda

Organization Information

Action Against Hunger UK

Location: London - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.actionagainsthunger.org.uk/​
Project Leader:
Claire Pryce
London, England United Kingdom

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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