Lifting children in Chad out of malnutrition: a joint effort
Malnutrition takes the lives and futures of children. In Chad, UNICEF with European union support, is working to address the crisis
Malnutrition takes the lives and futures of children. It stunts their growth and puts them at higher risk for diseases, diminishing their capacity to fully function, leaving them vulnerable to developmental delays, and death. Wasting and other forms of malnutrition are the result of maternal malnutrition, low birthweight, poor feeding and care practices, and infection exacerbated by food insecurity, limited access to safe drinking water, and poverty.
In Chad, one out of every ten children under five is affected by malnutrition.
UNICEF is working with the European union and other partners to ensure that malnourished children receive proper care an treatment, but also to carry out awareness raising and community- based monitoring activities to prevent malnutrition.