Nutrition Packets for Starving children in Somalia

With donor support, International Relief Foundation (IRF) is reaching the hardest hit villages and providing starving children with a 3 month supply of nutritional packets.

Filled with a peanut-butter like paste, each packet gives a malnourished child the nutrition and vitamins they need to survive.

The aim of the project was to respond drought affected areas in the south of Somalia and to combat malnutrition among the children by distributing emergency F75 & F100 food nutrition relief to those malnourished children in Mogadishu and parts of southwest Somalia.

Challenge

Somalia is being devastated by a long-lasting and severe drought. A lack of rain has caused crops to decline and farming animals to die. Weak and vulnerable, children are not getting the nutrition they need to stay alive. Sick and hungry, children are beyond the need of a meal. They need emergency nutrition.

Solution

Nutriset packets provide a nutritional boost to a malnourished child. Taken daily for 3 months, these packets restore a child’s battered immune system, strengthening them and giving them every chance of making a full recovery.

Filled with a peanut-like paste, the packets contain all the daily nutrients and vitamins a starving child needs. Nutriset packets are the most practical and affordable solution to a massive food crisis in Somalia.

Long-Term Impact

With full bellies, children are not only healthier and happier, but they are also able to learn faster and enjoy life to the fullest. Even in the midst of a drought, a donor can ensure a child is nourished and fed, removing a huge worry for parents who are trying to rebuild their lives, plant crops, and raise healthy animals.

This of course has a ripple effect on the community as families become healthier and are at less risk of losing their children to hunger.