An Action Against Hunger supported centre in the slums of India.

India

Although food security is improving, India still has a lot to do to tackle its high malnutrition levels. 

Improved food security and access has led to fewer malnourished and reduced anaemia rates in India in 2017 than in the preceding decade. However, the 2018 Global Nutrition Report has shown that India needs to do much more to meet its nutrition goals.

The country is not on track to achieve any of the World Health Organization's nine nutrition goals by 2025, among which reducing child overweight, wasting and stunting, diabetes among women and men, anaemia in women of reproductive age and obesity among women and men and increasing breastfeeding.

Although India has shown improvement in reducing child stunting, with 46.6 million stunted children the country is still home to 30.9% of all stunted children under five - the highest rate in the world.

Furthermore, India has shown no progress with regards to six other global nutrition goals. There's a strong need to reduce these numbers as India still bears 23.8% of the global burden of malnutrition.

 

75,530
People we helped in 2018

What we are doing

The importance of the work we do has long been recognised the Indian government. In 2018 we:

  • Continued our work with our operational partner the Fight Hunger Foundation
  • Sucessfully completed a long term project with the Rajasthan government providing technical assistance to address undernutrition in the region, and also scaled up our current programme
  • Signed a five-year agreement with the Government to work in four high-burden regions in Maharashtra

 

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Facts

Staff
144
Operating since
2010
Bases
New Delhi, Rajasthan, Mumbai, Mumbai suburbs, Maharashtra, Jaipur, Baran, Dhar, Ratlam, Dharni, Palghar, Nasik