06 October 2022

Yemen's Hunger Crisis

For 18 month old Ghosson, her struggle against Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) is a story of survival. It is an example of how you can  help prevent curable diseases like Severe Acute Malnutrition in Yemen , and across the globe. By providing simple but life-saving supplies to children in dire need, like Ghosson, you can help halt the Children’s…, Yemen’s Hunger Crisis, Ibrahim and Wardah, Ghosson’s parents, struggle to fight back emotions remembering the day, ten months ago, when they nearly lost their little daughter.  At the time, Ghosson was terribly unwell. For days she had watery diarrhoea, could not hold down any food and was lethargic. She also had developed a high fever and a horrible hacking cough. With…, A Miracle Recovery with Peanut Paste, Within days of being admitted to the nutrition ward at the UNICEF-supported Al Sadaga Hospital in Aden, Ghosson’s parents began to see an improvement in her. She started holding down food and putting on weight thanks to the medical treatment that was provided free of charge. This medical treatment is thanks to gifts like yours. These donations…, Children in Yemen Need You, Wardah and Ibrahim were also provided with sachets of peanut paste, known as the miracle paste. Each sachet contains 92 grams of sheer goodness. Packed with 13 different vitamins, this super-powered peanut paste, known as Ready-To-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF), saves millions of children’s lives like Ghosson every year. Without your generous…
05 October 2022

Stopping one of the biggest threats to child survival

Many people have never heard of severe wasting , also known as ‘severe acute malnutrition’. But that doesn’t change how excruciatingly painful the condition – which is caused by a lack of nutritious food and repeated bouts of diseases such as diarrhoea, measles and malaria – is for the millions of children battling it. Children with severe wasting…, Detection, Young children who have gone without food rapidly lose a lot of bodyweight, often exacerbated by bouts of infectious diarrhoea, until they become so thin and weak that they are unable to eat normally. It can take all of a child’s energy just to keep breathing. UNICEF works with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other partners to develop…, Treatment, A mother comforts her severely malnourished child at stabilisation centre in Hargeisa, Somaliland. A mother comforts her severely malnourished child at a stabilization centre in Hargeisa, Somaliland. Hundreds of thousands of children in Somalia are at risk of developing severe wasting. Three consecutive seasons of failed rains, combined with…, Prevention, A mother in Yemen receives information on nutrition and other health issues in a village in Taizz governorate, Yemen. A mother in Yemen receives information on nutrition and other health issues in a village in Taiz governorate, Yemen. In Yemen, UNICEF is working with partners to empower new and expecting mothers with accurate information on…