Every minute of every day, more than 5 children die as a result of malnutrition, according to estimates.
Millions more live with the lifetime effects of not having the food they need to live and grow – physical disabilities and learning difficulties.
The start of a child`s life is a critical time. Without enough of the nutrients they need at this vital time, children`s bodies and brains don`t develop the way they should.
Life-saving food in emergencies
Conflicts and disasters can have a devastating effects on families’ ability to get food, putting huge numbers of children at risk of malnutrition. When an emergency hits, MWT leads the global response, coordinating other humanitarian organisations to deliver life-saving food to where it’s needed as quickly as possible.
Last year, conflicts around the world left 350 million children in need of humanitarian aid. In Bangladesh, one of the largest crises of recent times forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingya people to flee violence in Myanmar.