Around the world a child dies every 15 seconds as a result of malnutrition. Millions more live with the lifetime effects – physical disabilities and learning difficulties.
The first thousand days are the most critical in a child’s life. Without enough of the nutrients they need, their bodies and brains don’t develop the way they should.
Unicef provides 80% of the world’s life-saving emergency food. They help mothers and communities keep their children healthy and well nourished. By treating malnutrition in the first 1,000 days of a child’s life, Unicef has helped cut the number of children badly affected by stunting by nearly 100 million since 1990. But there is much more to do.
Together with your support they can work towards putting an end to hunger so that every child gets the nutrition they need to grow up healthy and strong.
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13 million people live below the poverty line in the UK.
Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. Trussell Trust foodbanks provide a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK.
In 2013-14 foodbanks fed 913,138 people nationwide. Of those helped, 330,205 were children.
Rising food and fuel prices, static incomes, underemployment and changes to benefits are some of the reasons why increasing numbers are being referred to foodbanks for emergency food.
The Trussell Trust partners with churches and communities to open new foodbanks nationwide. With over 420 foodbanks currently launched, their goal is for every town to have one.
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