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

  • Help Senegal battle hunger

Help Senegal battle hunger

  • 15 April 2014

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

  • Drought hits Pakistan’s desert peoples

Drought hits Pakistan’s desert peoples

  • 9 April 2014

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Pakistan’s desert regions of Cholistan in the southern Punjab and Tharparkar in Sindh are facing a hunger crisis. Caritas Pakistan is providing food and medical aid to those most in need.