More than a third of the world’s malnourished children live in India. Now, due to the pandemic, the numbers are only rising. 95.1 million children are deprived of midday meals at school during the pandemic. The State of the World's Children Report 2019 by UNICEF reckons that 69% of deaths among children under five years of age can be attributed to malnutrition in India. It also estimates that every second child up to five years of age is affected by some form of malnutrition. That is just an indication of the level of risk children in this country face in this crisis.
Through Mission: No Child Hungry, our NGO partners will be distributing monthly nutrition kits to ensure India’s poor children are not malnourished. The kits will contain immunity-boosting formulas, multi-vitamins, iron-rich food items, and food with high protein content including dates, Horlicks, chickpea/green gram/cowpea, ragi flour, etc.
Provide nutrition for the development and growth of all children. All it takes is ₹1,000 per month to safeguard one child from malnutrition.
*Strict adherence to social distancing rules are being followed by the NGOs for the distribution. Door to door distribution will be done to ensure zero public gathering.