Children  Chad Project #5134

Saving Lives of 1000 Malnourished Children in Chad

by Action Against Hunger UK


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.

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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.


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).


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:/​/​​
Project Leader:
Claire Pryce
London, England United Kingdom

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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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