|Children in Burundi|
Inadequate nutrition is a serious problem with long-term consequences. Despite efforts to target children under two through expanding nutrition programs, overall declines in stunting have not been achieved.
According to an article from SOS Children, an organization that works with orphans in
cases of stunting in Ethiopia
and Rwanada have been reduced, but the same cannot be said for other countries,
particular. In its latest report, ‘Improving Child Nutrition' (released April 2013), UNICEF reveals
that Burundi has the second-highest rate of stunting (58%) among 21 countries
where more than two-fifths of children under five are affected, and has made no
progress towards the first Millennium Development Goal of “eradicating extreme
poverty and hunger.” According to the report, less than one in ten children receive
adequate nutrition in terms of the frequency and quality of meals needed to
promote healthy growth.
Significant efforts must be made towards improving nutrition, to ensure children’s physical, as well as mental and emotional, growth. Otherwise, the detrimental effects will continue to undermine the health and productivity of the nation’s people, as well as the prosperity of the nation itself.
Friends of Humanity is concerned about the well-being of children worldwide, particularly in
Currently, we support the Maison Shalom's (Ruyigi) in its efforts to
educate children and prepare them for a successful future, both mentally and physically.
To learn more about the project, or to donate, click here. International