India is home to about 30%of the world’s stunted children and nearly 50%of severely wasted children under the age of five. Malnutrition remains the predominant risk factor for child deaths, accounting for 68%of total under-five deaths and 17%of the total disability-adjusted life years. Nutrition is not a peripheral concern. It is central to our existence. Increased food and nutrition insecurity severely weakens our immune systems and contributes to poor growth, intellectual impairment, and lowers human capital and development prospects. Covid-19 has posed serious threats to children and their health and nutritional rights. According to recent estimates, even in the best possible scenario and accounting for changes in the provision of essential health and nutrition services due to Covid-19, India could have around additional 60,000 child deaths.
This is a very serious issue but we can solve this issue by raising the funds for poor people and by providing free healthy food so they can be saved from this terrible problem of malnutrition. We can also spread awareness about this issue on social media and encourage people to donate and help for the good. We can provide them help by making a village kitchen where we can provide them fresh food and we can also provide them grains. We should do our best to help children as they are the future of our country.