At GHRF, we provide family food packs to the very needy. We’re passionate about poverty aid for developing countries, and your donations make a huge difference to the work that we do. The cost of providing food for a month for a family in Pakistan cost £60, so please donate generously. We can’t do our work without you, and we know that you won’t want to pass up the opportunity to help those in need. Call today if you require further information.
The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation estimate that roughly 805 million people suffered from chronic undernourishment in 2012 and 2014. Many of the hungry people in the world live in developing countries. Children are the most visible victims of under-nutrition. Black et al (2013) estimates that under-nutrition in the aggregate, including fetal growth restriction, stunting, wasting, deficiencies of vitamin A and zinc, and suboptimum breastfeeding, is a cause of 3.1 million child deaths annually. This accounts for 45% of all child deaths in 2011 (Black et al. 2013).
Under-nutrition magnifies the effect of every disease, including measles and malaria. The estimated proportions of deaths in which under-nutrition is an underlying cause are roughly similar for diarrhoea (61%), malaria (57%), pneumonia (52%), and measles (45%) (Black 2003, Bryce 2005). Malnutrition can also be caused by diseases, including those that cause diarrhoea, by reducing the body's ability to convert food into usable nutrients.
Globally 161 million under-five year olds were estimated to be stunted in 2013. The global trend in stunting prevalence and numbers affected is decreasing. Between 2000 and 2013 stunting prevalence declined from 33% to 25% and numbers declined from 199 million to 161 million.