Malnutrition is 100%
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What is Malnutrition?


Malnutrition is the #1 cause of deaths in children under the age of five. And it's completely preventable.

Source: Joint Child Malnutrition Estimates 2018 (WHO/UNICEF/World Bank Group)

What causes malnutrition?


Conflict and food insecurity are directly related. Conflict often reduces access to food and agriculture, while increased food insecurity can also trigger conflict.

disease & natural disasters

Certain illnesses and infections can cause acute malnutrition. At the same time, a combination of disease and malnutrition weakens the metabolism, creating a vicious cycle of infection and undernourishment. 

Natural disasters prevent access to nutritious food and contribute to the rapid spread of disease, triggering the cycle of infection and undernourishment.

gender inequality

Up to 80% of all food is produced by women, but only 1% of those women own the land they produce food on. Because of gender inequality, women do not have the same access to the agricultural opportunities required to grow enough food to feed their families.

Why focus on malnutrition?

where is malnutrition located?

two regions we focus on

1 in 5 Haitian children are malnourished

After enduring political corruption and earthquakes, Haiti is now one of the poorest countries in the world. 

1 in 4 children in the Horn of Africa are malnourished

South Sudan, Ethiopia, and Somalia account for over 50% of acute malnutrition in the Horn of Africa.

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