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The Devastating Effects of Child Starvation & Malnutrition in Africa.


Starving children in Africa are extremely vulnerable to disease. When malnutrition weakens a child, common illnesses become life-threatening. See how one child survived thanks to the caring professionals at a hospital supported by Save the Children’s donors.

In sub-Saharan Africa, a shocking 28 million children are experiencing stunted growth due to malnutrition. Stunting prevents children from developing to their full potential mentally and physically, and it is largely irreversible.

Stunting is not the only form of malnutrition that affects children. Children who have severe acute malnutrition, the deadliest form of extreme hunger, can succumb to the disease in just a few days. Children who die in this way suffer immensely as their vital organ functions slow down and eventually stop.

Why is a two-meal program inadequate in Africa?

First, the two-meal plan is based on a very conservative estimate of protein requirements because much of it is made up of complex carbs and fiber. While there are cases where a two-meal diet can be adequate, in general, it is unlikely to be sufficient for people with an energy needs of 2,000 to 2,500 calories a day. The protein requirement is particularly high in sub-Saharan Africa, where average energy intake is around 1,500 calories daily. Second, people in Africa have very low rates of nutrient uptake.

Read More: How to Improve Childhood Nutrition andoral Health

Help Save Children in Africa.

Save the Children has worked in Africa for more than 60 years. Today, with millions of children and families in Africa already struggling to cope with the impacts of conflict and climate change, COVID19 is yet another shock undermining their livelihoods and pushing them towards acute hunger and malnutrition.

In places like South Sudan and the Sahel, ongoing conflict has hindered families’ access to food for years. Across areas of East and Southern Africa, climate change has triggered harsher and more frequent droughts.

At Ryvanz-Mia Charity, there are ways to get involved with us and help us in our cause, check our volunteer opportunities where you can directly affect vulnerable children we serve. We also appreciate those that may not have the time but have the money to make a difference financially. If you are interested in learning more about what is going on, visit our blog page. We need your help and support.

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