The fight against malnutrition is far from over.
Since 2014, the number of people suffering from hunger or in a situation of food insecurity has started to increase again and now reaches 2.37 billion human beings. This situation is worsened by the effects of climate change and by the pandemic.
Malnutrition has dire consequences
They do not stop at the already high death toll (3.1 million according to the WHO). Indeed, malnutrition worsens the state of health and reduces resistance to disease and shocks. It also has often irreversible effects on intellectual development in children. Finally, the most vulnerable often resort to extremely harmful mitigation strategies to feed their families, such as removing children from school, selling goods and livestock, reducing the number of meals, etc.
Malnutrition is man's fault.
Food production is now more than enough to feed the 8 billion people who inhabit our Earth. However, conflicts, climate change and economic shocks greatly affect agricultural production and the purchase of food in the affected countries.
70 to 161 millions
more people are likely to have suffered from hunger as a result of the pandemic in 2020
22% of children
under 5 (149.2 million) are stunted
1 third of women
of childbearing age worldwide suffer from anemia in part due to nutritional deficiencies
AN ACTION OF A GLASS OF WATER
- 40% of the Chadian population is undernourished
- 200 families are hosted by Betsaleel centers every day and 12 children are monitored every year
- The campaign funded more than 2 years of breast milk for undernourished children received by Betsaleel
The Betsaleel team has been involved for 50 years with vulnerable babies in Chad to offer them, much more than milk, a chance to survive. Its actions are as follows:
- Welcoming and caring for abandoned, orphaned or malnourished children in the centers of the Betsaleel Association in Chad.
- Train mothers or those in charge of these children in a balanced diet.
- Support families in the education of orphaned or vulnerable children.
Faced with the ever-growing needs in Chad, the association found itself in a significant lack of breast milk to treat the children received. Betsaleel's saving action for these children could not stop and that is why Un Verre d'Eau decided to organize a campaign to finance the purchase of breast milk.
Thanks to the extreme generosity of our donors, the campaign was able to raise enough funds to finance the purchase of more than two years of milk for the association. This milk could, for example, be used to help little Achta, a child born on June 19, 2021 and who lost her mother during childbirth. At two months, she weighed only 4kg but she was able to regain her health thanks to the action of Betsaleel and thanks to your donations.