Yemen hold among the highest child’s malnutrition rate in the world as half of the children under five are stunted and over one million are acutely malnourished. Even though, the health expert recommends exclusive breastfeeding for a child up to 6 months of age, however with the current situation and high poverty rate in Yemen, only 16 percent of women exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months while 33 percent using a mixture of breastfeeding and a homemade solution of sugar and water to feed their babies.
Mortality rate of the infant is particularly high due to the combined impact of poor sanitation, disease outbreaks, infant formula donations, lack of access to healthcare and high rates of malnutrition.
The main objective of this project is to prevent malnutrition, morbidity and mortality among infants and young children by providing proper nutrition for the children in Yemen. We aim to distribute 10,000 pack of formula milk to support infants and young children that could not receive adequate nutrition. This life-saving project could help to reduce the death rate among children due to malnourished and support malnourished mothers to provide sufficient nutrition for their babies.
|Item||Cost Per Unit||Total Unit||Total Budget|
|Milk For Children (400 g)||RM30.80||10000||RM308,000|
In this project we will cover six places Taiz, Yemen that highly need of assistance; Al-Birin Camp, As-Safiyah Camp, As-Syamatiin Camp, Al-Ma’afir, Muzi’ Camp Al-Wazi’yah
In the nutshell, adequate nutrients are important for the children development. A proper care for the children needs could give a huge different for their growth and especially important for Yemen’s children as they are known to suffer from acute malnutrition. Those innocent life should not be the victims of the conflict that has been continued in Yemen for many years. Therefore, we are appealing to help children in Yemen by providing milk and make sure they receive proper nutrition.