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Caritas and Malnutrition

Caritas and Malnutrition

Inadequate nutrition has a huge impact on poor and vulnerable people. It damages their health and their chances to succeed in life. Malnutrition – the lack of enough of the right vitamins, minerals and proteins in the right balance – is devastating on the lives of young children. Their physical and mental capacities are reduced or damaged, particularly if they do not have proper nutrition in the first 1000 days of life.

Caritas teaches communities about the importance of eating well and of growing the right foodstuffs. It helps them access nutritious food by changing what they grow and training them to prepare for when disaster strikes. In times of emergency, Caritas programmes provide food distributions and supplementary feeding for the most vulnerable, especially mothers and children.

Caritas updates on malnutrition

  • How the EU can champion the fight against hunger

How the EU can champion the fight against hunger

  • 15 April 2014
Caritas Europa says the European Union should support the eradication of worldwide hunger as a priority for the post-2015 agenda, and push for a clear definition of a “Zero Hunger” goal.
  • Help Senegal battle hunger

Help Senegal battle hunger

  • 15 April 2014
Almost a fifth of households in Senegal are going hungry. The situation is predicted to worsen over the next few months.