All donations before 24 December will be matched by the UK government
In some of the world’s poorest countries, conflict, instability and climate change are reducing people’s ability to grow or buy enough nutritious food. Often with devastating results.
When rains fail, food prices go up, when the next conflict erupts; it is the poorest and most vulnerable who suffer most. Parents are forced to take their children out of school to work; families are forced to eat seeds that should be preserved for the next harvest.
Because of this, thousands of children under five die every day due to malnourishment.
How we’re responding in the Central African Republic
In the Central African Republic (CAR), we provide emergency food for malnourished children. We also support local health facilities and hospitals in training staff to ensure improved access and care for acutely malnourished children under five.
We will also work to prevent malnutrition as well as treat it. For example, we will train community volunteers and traditional midwives to actively screen for malnutrition, promote the importance of breastfeeding, and encourage good health, nutrition and hygiene practices.
By donating to our Free From Hunger appeal, you can help us make sure that mums and babies get the food, water, nutrition and healthcare they need to recover from malnourishment and stay strong and healthy in the long term. And, if you give before 24 December your donation will be matched by the UK government.
Your donation will support Concern’s work in the world’s poorest countries to end malnutrition and hunger. The matched funding from the UK government will go towards our work to improve the health and nutrition of mothers and children under five in the Central African Republic, where poor nutrition has led to the country being ranked as the world’s hungriest.