How well did you do? Correct answers are in bold below!
Nearly half of child deaths worldwide are from malnutrition.
2. How many people face a critical lack of food right now?
- 98 million
- 124 million
- 163 million
- 174 million
Last year, 155 million people were in crisis levels of food insecurity, meaning they had to make hard choices to find their next meal. The number has grown this year, due to continuing conflict, climate change and the instability caused by COVID-19.
3. Yemen, Afghanistan and Democratic Republic of Congo account for around what percentage of severe emergency hunger right now?
Between the three countries, Yemen, Afghanistan and Democratic Republic of Congo account for nearly half of the total number of people living with a critical level of hunger today. Haiti, Lebanon and Honduras follow close behind.
4. How many children face stunted growth due to malnutrition?
- 1 in 4
- 1 in 7
- 1 in 12
- 1 in 16
While one in nine people worldwide face daily hunger, an astonishing one in four children are not getting the nutrients their bodies need to grow properly. It’s crucial that young children get a regular diet of highly nutritious food in order to develop healthily.
5. Malnutrition affects a child’s:
- Immune system
- Ability to focus in school
- All of the above
Malnutrition affects both physical and mental development, making it harder for a child to get the education and work opportunities they need to break the cycle of poverty.
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This year has been a hard one for so many families. Climate change is pushing farmers in Somalia off the land their families have worked on for generations. Conflict in Yemen has kept families from building safe homes and livelihoods to feed their children. And then COVID-19 interrupted the global food supply and eliminated millions of jobs.
Thanks to the generosity of concerned donors like you, Save the Children was able to scale up hunger prevention operations around the world this year. We provided crisis hunger intervention and long-term support for nearly two million people, from the United States to Somalia and beyond.
We’re so grateful for your support, and we hope you’ll help us reach even more children and families suffering from hunger in the coming year. A gift of just $50 can feed a hungry child for three months. Will you make sure a child gets the nutrients they need for healthy growth this month?