Lucy Sullivan, founder of 1,000 Days, answers our questions about child malnutrition and why she's passionate about making a difference in the first 1,000 days.
With one million people, Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh is the world’s largest refugee camp, and 80 percent are women and children. Tracy Dube, a WFP nutritionist in the camp, talks about the challenges that pregnant mothers, new moms and young children face in this pop-up city.
Providing food to hungry people is just one part of ending hunger. We also need long-term solutions like sustainable farming, increasing the efficiency of local markets and making sure people earn enough money to support themselves.
Hunger claims the lives of more than 3 million children each year. 45 percent of deaths among children under age 5 are caused by malnutrition. Nutrition during the first 1,000 days determines the course of a child's life, and in time, shapes the fate of our planet.
90% of the Burundian population depends on agriculture for their survival. Their daily diet —for both children and adults — consists mainly of cassava leaves and Irish potatoes.