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Good nutrition from conception to a child’s second birthday ensures a healthy start in life. Mothers — and fathers — across the globe share their experiences.
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.
"While one segment of society is dreaming of life on Mars, over 113 million others are facing acute hunger and dreaming of food...Good nutrition is the bed-rock of sustainable development, peace and security."
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.
Food loss and food waste are major contributors to global hunger. If we could recover all the food we waste, we could feed every hungry person on the planet twice over.
The impacts of conflicts, natural disasters and crop failures are not ‘gender neutral’. Gender considerations are critical to humanitarian action as crises impact the lives of women and men, girls and boys in different ways.
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.
Imagine cooking a meal without running water, electricity or even a countertop. Most of us wouldn’t know where to begin. And yet, millions of women around the world do it every day. See 10 of their kitchens.
The first 1,000 days of life refers to the ‘window of opportunity’ from a child’s conception through to her second birthday, and it shape us in ways that last a lifetime.
or every year a girl stays in primary school, her future income increases up to 20%. It also makes her more likely to marry later, have fewer children and avoid being a victim of violence.
Lack of nutrition is a leading cause of death during childbirth. Providing the right nutrition at the right time can also help change lives and break the cycle of poverty.
If female farmers had the same access to resources as men, there could be 100-150 million fewer people suffering from hunger.