How to help starving children
Save the Children provides food and aid to starving children and assists children and families in 123 countries around the world.
We believe every child deserves a bright future, and we work to help starving children in Africa, the Pacific, South East & South Central Asia, the Middle East and Australia.
One of the challenges that Save the Children Australia acts upon daily is how to help starving children. When starving children do not receive the right nutrients in their first 1,000 days, they are at significant risk of being stunted (too short for their age) or wasted (underweight for their age). A severely stunted child faces a four times higher risk of dying, and a severely wasted child has a nine times higher risk. Malnutrition (caused by starvation) is the underlying cause of 45% of all deaths of children under five, and it puts children at far greater risk of severe illness from infections, such as pneumonia, diarrhoea, malaria, HIV and AIDS, and measles.
If it is important to you to help starving children you can support Save the Children today:
- $75 a month could help supply vulnerable children with energy biscuit bars to provide much-needed vitamins and nutrients.
- A single donation of $120 could feed four critically malnourished children for a one month.
Learn more about the ways we change the future for children.