Disasters and Hunger are Part of Their Daily Lives
South Sudan experienced famine as a result of drought and a persistent civil war, causing some 860,000 children under the age of five to become acutely malnourished. At six months old, Yassir was diagnosed with severe acute malnutrition. This greatly troubled his mother who was worried that she could not feed her four children well. Fortunately, Yassir was treated by World Vision's nutrition experts and given therapeutic peanut paste. Gradually, his weight is returning to a normal level.
Frequent natural disasters have severely hit the economy and livelihoods of Somalia, South Sudan and Zimbabwe, and have further aggravated their food crises. Currently, about 14.3 million people in these three countries are experiencing hunger due to the impact of natural disasters and conflicts. Among those who are dying of malnutrition, many are children.
No matter rich or poor, children should be entitled to live and thrive. Please take part in Skip-A-Meal to ignite hope for helpless and hungry children.