Rising temperatures and extreme weather are having a huge impact on already vulnerable communities.
Malnutrition means not getting enough food or the right balance of food. It’s a big – and unnecessary – problem across the world.
Around one in ten people today are malnourished, in a world that produces enough food for all.
Malnutrition takes many forms. And after declining for a decade, world hunger is on the rise again.
And while all of us need the right amount of good food, some people, at certain times, need more than others, so if that doesn’t happen, they’re likely to suffer more.
The first 1,000 days
It’s in the first 1,000 days between conception and a child’s second birthday that a new human being should be building a strong immune system that ensures healthy physical and intellectual development.
How well or how poorly mothers and children are nourished and cared for during this time has a massive impact on a child’s ability to grow, learn and thrive.
Every day, more than 2,000 children die from hunger-related causes. This typically happens in places where parents and local health workers lack the tools to diagnose malnutrition before it’s too late.