Learn more about UNICEF’s work under the topic "Malnutrition".
Stories of hope from 2022
To end the year with a note of gratitude, here are five stories of hope from around the world – showing us how one small intervention can impact the lives and futures of children.
The number of children in need of therapeutic treatment for malnutrition keeps growing
Aminata and her team use a ready-to-use therapeutic food called ‘Plumpy’Nut’ to treat the children. It comes in small sachets that cost about US$0.35 each. Malnourished children must take two sachets per day until they gain enough weight to overcome malnutrition. UNICEF is providing 80 per cent of the Plumpy’Nut needed to treat acutely malnourished children in the country.
How Mealtime Looks Around the World
Families want to feed their children the nutritious food they need to grow up healthy. But there are big barriers to doing so.
Top 6 Gifts that Give Back: A Last Minute Rescue Guide
The holidays are fast approaching, which means last-minute gift shoppers are urgently searching for that special something to give to friends, family or that special someone. In the spirit of the season, UNICEF Canada offers this holiday rescue guide; our top 6 meaningful gifts that will help children in need this season.
Mozambique: Facing new challenges 6 months after Cyclone Idai and Kenneth
Children living in storm-affected areas face worsening food insecurity and nutrition crisis. The impact of two cyclones hitting Mozambique in one season was devastating and unprecedented; however, it is only now that the residual effects of the disaster are really beginning to be felt.
5 Unique Gifts for Loved Ones
This Valentine’s Day, give a gift that shares the love. UNICEF Canada has five unique gift-giving suggestions that make great alternatives to the traditional Valentine’s Day gifts.
Five Stories of Success from 2018
In 2018, UNICEF reached almost all corners of the globe – 190 countries to be exact – to help save children’s lives. We have chosen five stories of success to show how generous support from our donors paired with tireless work from UNICEF staff, volunteers and partners are truly making a difference, for every child.
“I was praying as I walked” Malnutrition in Central African Republic
Prosper carried his emaciated son miles to the nearest clinic in the Central African Republic. That was just the start of their journey.
Conflict in Yemen: Children caught in the world’s largest humanitarian crisis
The conflict has made Yemen a living hell for children. Over 11 million children – 80% of all children in the country – require humanitarian assistance. But thanks to donors, UNICEF is on the ground, and working hard to reach as many children as possible with life-saving support.
UNICEF’s vaccination campaign amidst a cholera outbreak in Yemen
In late September and early October, UNICEF and WHO partnered together to vaccinate over 160,000 children living in Yemen against cholera, as part of a 6 day campaign in the country.