The World’s Shame: 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.
- Malnutrition and recurrent infection lead to irreversible effects on physical and mental development in the first one thousand days of a child’s life.
- 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, 40% of the children under 5 years face with insufficient development in Chad.
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 such as Somalia, Niger, Yemen, Syria (Eastern Ghouta), where severe hunger prevails. We changed the lives of people with these services, and keep on changing.
Besides the treatments provided within the scope of our nutritional health projects, we also stand by those in need with our daily food aids thanks to your support.
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.
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!