Too many children are in danger because they don’t have the food they need to live and grow.

A child dies every 15 seconds as a result of malnutrition. Millions more live with the lifetime effects - physical disabilities and learning difficulties.

The first thousand days are the most critical in a child’s life. Without enough of the nutrients they need, their bodies and brains don’t develop the way they should. 

Unicef provides 80% of the world’s life-saving emergency food. We help mothers and communities keep their children healthy and well nourished. By treating malnutrition in the first 1,000 days of a child's life, Unicef has helped cut the number of children badly affected by stunting by nearly 100 million since 1990. But there is much more to do.

Together with your support we can work towards putting an end to hunger so that every child gets the nutrition they need to grow up healthy and strong. 

We’ll do whatever it takes until every child is safe. Will you help us?

Make a donation to Unicef today

 
Too many children are in danger because they don’t have the food they need to live and grow. © UNICEF UK 2014
Too many children are in danger because they don’t have the food they need to live and grow.© UNICEF UK 2014