Food supplement (Plumpy D'oz) for Children in Yemen
The conflict in Yemen has put 22 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. A severe decline in the economy and access to essential services have taken a dangerous toll on vulnerable civilians. A 98% increase in the price of food has exacerbated issues such as food insecurity and malnutrition that existed before the fighting began. Currently there are three million children and pregnant mothers in Yemen who are battling malnutrition.
From the ages of 6-24 months, children go through an important growth phase where they need more nutrients and energy than they can receive from their mother’s breast milk. The lives of children are at risk when they do not receive these essential nutrients. Children facing malnutrition also face long term effects such at stunted growth, developmental delays and an increased vulnerability to disease.
GlobalMedic is responding by providing a ready-to-use supplementary food, Plumpy’Doz, designed to combat the effects of acute malnutrition in children ages 6-36 months. Children can eat Plumpy’Doz directly from the packet and each one contains their daily dose of micronutrients, proteins and fatty acids. By providing families with this supplementary food, GlobalMedic will help protect vulnerable children in Yemen from the effects of malnutrition.
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GlobalMedic is the operational arm of the David McAntony Gibson Foundation (DMGF). DMGF is a registered Canadian charity that runs capacity building programs in post conflict nations and provides disaster relief services to large scale catastrophes aro...