The Bitter Reality of The World: Hunger
- Although food production in the world would suffice everyone, 821 million people sleep hungry every night. The highest risk group of hunger consists of pregnant/nursing mothers and infants.
- As a result of ongoing internal disturbance in Yemen which has been continuing for 4 years, 24 million people constituting 80% of the population are in dire need of humanitarian aid to survive. The state of 10 million people is expressed as “on the verge of famine”.
- Due to chronic malnutrition, 43% of the children under 5 years face with insufficient development in Chad.
- In Afghanistan, 12.5 million people face severe food insecurity, and it is known that 41% of the children under 5 years suffers from inadequate development due to malnutrition.
What Do We Do?
Malnutrition: A disease resulting from diet lacking protein and energy, often accompanied by infections. It is unfortunately impossible for people suffering from this disease to hold on to life with regular foods. People with malnutrition can be revived with medical nutritional treatment.
As Yeryüzü Doktorları, we provided examination and nutrition treatment services to hundred thousands of people so far since 2012 within the scope of our activities in the countries where severe hunger prevails. We changed the lives of people with these services, and keep on changing.
Moreover, we distribute food packages in many countries and organize iftar meals in Ramadan as a part of preventive health care services in order to support nutrition health. With our nutrition support programs, we reach a hand to the people in need all around the world.
The regions where we actively continue providing the nutritional treatments are listed below:
Yemen Nutrition Health Centers: In May 2016, we opened 4 nutrition health centers in the regions of Al-Sheikh, Dar Sad, Al-Mulla and Al-Borika in Aden province, and conducted examinations and nutritional treatments until the end of April 2017 for those in need, particularly pregnant/nursing mothers and children.
As of March 2018, our activities have been continuing in the nutrition health centers opened in the regions of Al-Nasr and Faqum in Aden province and in the regions of Old Fowa and Alber Hadramawt provinces.
Chad-Sido Refugee Health Clinic: We have been providing primary healthcare service at our Chad-Sido Refugee Health Clinic since 2016. As of 2018, we have been conducting nutritional treatments for people suffering from malnutrition at our clinic.
Afghanistan Nutrition Health Centers: With 15 nutrition health centers and 11 mobile health care teams that were built in 15 cities and started to serve in January, we provide examination and treatment services for the people in need especially pregnant/nursing woman and children. Between the dates of 15 January – 30 April, nutrition examinations were provided for 34 bin 181 children under 5 years, and medical nutrition treatments were provided for 2.287 children and 1,645 mother. Besides, 13.665 pregnant/nursing women were trained in nutrition education.
What can you do?
You can save a life starving to death by a donation of theraupatic medical nutrition therapy worth of 280 TRY.
Don’t forget, hunger is the most dangerous virus for some parts of the world, and the only remedy for this virus is you!