Hunger: the World’s Shame
- Despite there is sufficient food production in the world, 815 million people sleeps hungry. In terms of hunger, the highest risk group is formed by pregnant/nursing mothers and small children.
- Almost half of the deaths of children under 5 are due to nutritional disorders.
- In the first one thousand days of a child’s life, nutritional disorder and recurrent infection findings cause irreversible effects on their physical and mental development.
- In East Africa, 33.9 percent of the population suffer from famine. 17.8 million people in Yemen and 6.2 million in Somalia do not know where their next meal will come from.
Sources: UN OCHA, UNICEF, WHO, WFP
What do We do?
Unfortunately, it is not possible for people with nutritional disorder, in other words, people who are starving to death by being all skin and bones to cling on to life with daily food.
Since their bodies do not accept daily food, the people with nutritional disorder can only be brought back to life through 3-6 months of special therapeutic medical nutrition therapy.
We provided primary health care services to 115,149 people in our 9 Nutrition Health Centres in Africa and the Middle East since 2012, and we changed 44.437 person’s life with the nutrition therapy we have implemented and we are continuing to change.
In addition to the therapeutic nutrition therapies we realized within the context of our Nutrition Health Projects, again, thanks to your contributions, we stand beside people in need with daily food aids.
What can you do?
With a donation of only 280 TRY for therapeutic medical nutrition therapy for a person, you can support our struggle for goodness and health by making a donation.
Don’t forget, this is a matter of life and death!