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Emergency Nutrition Packets in Somalia

International Relief Foundation (IRF) is reaching the most challenging hit towns and providing starving children with the supply of nutritional packets.

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

The project aimed to respond to drought-affected areas in the south of Somalia and 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 farm 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

Nutripackets provide a nutritional boost to a malnourished child. Taken daily for three 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 need. Nutripackets 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 during a drought, a donor can ensure a child is nourished and fed, removing a considerable worry for parents 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.